Imaging diagnosis-magnetic resonance imaging and histopathological features of a skull base chordoma in a cat

Brocal, J., Gamino, V., Guevar, J., Gutierrez-Quintana, R., Marchesi, F. , Hammond, G. and Stalin, C. (2017) Imaging diagnosis-magnetic resonance imaging and histopathological features of a skull base chordoma in a cat. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, 58(2), E11-E15. (doi: 10.1111/vru.12373) (PMID:27144895)

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Abstract

An 8-year-old domestic short-haired cat was presented with anorexia, lethargy, ataxia and one episode of consciousness loss. A midline vertically orientated, biconcave, extra-axial mass originating from the basioccipital bone was detected on magnetic resonance images of the head. The mass was T1W iso- to hypointense when compared with normal grey matter, T2W hyperintense with small areas of isointensity and heterogeneously enhanced with contrast. Multiple signal voids were observed on T2* images. Histopathological evaluation confirmed a chordoma. To the authors’ knowledge this is the first report of the imaging characteristics of a chordoma affecting the skull base in a cat.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Marchesi, Dr Francesco and Guevar, Mr Julien and Stalin, Mrs Catherine and Hammond, Dr Gawain
Authors: Brocal, J., Gamino, V., Guevar, J., Gutierrez-Quintana, R., Marchesi, F., Hammond, G., and Stalin, C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1058-8183
ISSN (Online):1740-8261
Published Online:16 April 2016

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