Epidural Empyema associated to paravertebral and sublumbar abscess in two dogs: Computed Tomography Diagnostic and Myelography

Baglietto, M., Cloquell, A. and Mateo, I. (2011) Epidural Empyema associated to paravertebral and sublumbar abscess in two dogs: Computed Tomography Diagnostic and Myelography. Clinica Veterinaria de Pequenos Animales, 31(2), pp. 85-90.

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Abstract

Purulent material through the epidural space of the spinal canal is known as epidural empyema. It is has been rarely reported in dogs and cats. This article describes the clinical signs, ancillary tests, treatment and prognosis of two dogs with spinal epidural empyema highlighting the use of computed tomography (CT) combined with the intrathecal administration of iodinated contrast medium (myelo-CT) as a diagnostic tool. The location of the spinal cord lesion, and the associated paravertebral, sublumbar and vertebral lesions were demonstrated with this technique. In none of the cases the source of infection was identified, even though the radiological and ultrasonographic findings indicated a foreign body migration as the most likely cause.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cloquell Miro, Dr Ana
Authors: Baglietto, M., Cloquell, A., and Mateo, I.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Clinica Veterinaria de Pequenos Animales
Publisher:Pulso Ediciones S.A.
ISSN:1130-7064

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