Lumbar subarachnoid diverticulum secondary to a sarcoma in the sacral canal of a dog

Lobacz, M. A., Gutierrez Crespo, B. T., Philbey, A. W. and Hammond, G. (2015) Lumbar subarachnoid diverticulum secondary to a sarcoma in the sacral canal of a dog. Veterinary Record Case Reports, 3(1), e000205. (doi: 10.1136/vetreccr-2015-000205)

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Abstract

Subarachnoid extramedullary intraspinal ‘cysts’ containing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), known as ‘diverticula’, can occur due to chronic inflammation or trauma in human beings and veterinary species. In dogs, these diverticula typically occur in the dorsal subarachnoid space at the level of the first and third cervical vertebrae of young, large breed dogs, or at the level of the caudal thoracic vertebrae of older, medium and small breed dogs. We present a case of a seven-year-old female neutered flat-coated retriever which experienced clinical signs localised to the cauda equina. Myelography and computed radiography (CT) imaging demonstrated a subarachnoid diverticulum in the ventral subarachnoid space at the level of the seventh lumbar vertebra (L7) cranial to a spinal sarcoma.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hammond, Dr Gawain
Authors: Lobacz, M. A., Gutierrez Crespo, B. T., Philbey, A. W., and Hammond, G.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Veterinary Record Case Reports
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN:2052-6121
ISSN (Online):2042-7670

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