Ultrasound - Pathology
Ultrasounds are routinely performed in live stranded, rehabilitation and captive-maintained cetaceans and pinnipeds as part of their health assessment
Pulmonary lesion - granuloma
Renal gas and calculi in dolphins
Renal calculi in sea lions
Renal gas has recently been described without apparent clinical significance in mass-stranded dolphins.
Urinary calculi are seen with some frequency among captive dolphins and sporadically in free -ranging pinnipeds.
Hepatic lipidosis, characterized by a hyperechogenic liver that is hyperattenuating, is shown and was diagnosed in a stranded and malnourished pilot whale.
Ultrasound can be very useful for evaluating the pleural space and peripheral lung. Lung lesions extending to the visceral pleura can often be identified.