Sharing an x-ray

JordanAng420

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Wow, thanks for sharing! I'd like to know what the vet said as well. It's hard to evaluate the bone density from this view...however nothing really jumps out at me. I see the lung density on the right side, but where's the left lung lobe? Or is the animal just rotated? I love dissecting xrays.
 

Northstar Herp

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Well...

I requested that he check for impaction, since that was my best guess as to what was going on. He said no obvious impaction, so then I asked about eggs and he said it could maybe be egg related but nothing obvious there either. So yeah... he didn't have anything too helpful to say. He just said the abdomen had "poor resolution".

I'm pretty sure I know what it is now anyway. I'll let the forumites keep theorizing for a while and then I'll give my opinion. Steve, gimme a call if you're curious and you can let me know if you think I'm right.

Other info:

it's been over a week since the x-ray, and over a month since I first noticed her acting weird. Obviously, she has massive calcium sacs. She is still alive and she's a Uroplatus Sikorae.
 

SFgeckos

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I would highly recommend bringing the radiograph to a veterinarian who has more experience with exotics and getting a second opinion...I won't say too much, other than it does not look good =(

Jon
 

Northstar Herp

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I would, only the vet I use is "the guy" in our area. NERD (Kevin McCurley) has been using him for years.

Feel free to give your opinion, I'd be interested to hear.
 

snared99

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Hmmm what about egg peritonitis or preovulatory stasis? That would cause a impaction like mass but no calcium on the shells yet to show up on xray? did he try a aspirate of the abdomen??
 
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