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Magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis and surgical management of sacral osteochondrosis in a mastiff dog

Glyde, M.ORCID: 0000-0003-1433-7694, Doyle, R., McAllister, H., Campoy, L. and Callanan, J.J. (2004) Magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis and surgical management of sacral osteochondrosis in a mastiff dog. Veterinary Record, 155 (3). pp. 83-86.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.155.3.83
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Abstract

The clinical, radiographic, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), surgical and pathological findings related to an osteochondral lesion of the sacrum in a mastiff dog are described. The dog showed chronic signs of pain in its pelvic limbs. Radiography revealed a triangular mineralised opacity at the craniodorsal aspect of the sacrum consistent with sacral osteochondrosis. A T2‐weighted spin‐echo MRI revealed dorsal and lateral compression of the cauda equina. The osteochondral fragment was removed via a dorsal laminectomy, and the clinical signs resolved. Histological abnormalities in the fragment were consistent with a diagnosis of osteochondrosis.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: British Veterinary Association
Copyright: © 2004 British Veterinary Association
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/59642
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