CT myelography for diagnosis of brachial plexus avulsion in small animals

Forterre, Franck; Gutmannsbauer, B; Schmahl, W; Matis, U (1998). CT myelography for diagnosis of brachial plexus avulsion in small animals. Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K - Kleintiere, Heimtiere, 26(5), pp. 322-329. Schattauer

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Avulsion of nerve roots of the brachial plexus can be diagnosed clinically, neurologically, radiographically and by electromyography. But like the myelography these techniques are inprecise for determination of the severity (partial or complete disruption) and the localization of the lesion. In human medicine the combination of computerized tomography with myelography shows high accuracy. Veterinary reports of experience in this field are not yet known. The aim of the present study was to demonstrate nerve root avulsions using myelography and computerized tomography. Three dogs and one cat with traumatic lesions of the brachial plexus were examined. The lesion could be seen in all patients. Thus CT-myelography results in an improved prognostic assessment of brachial plexus paralysis. Moreover, this technique could become one of the most important diagnostic methods for brachial plexus lesions involving nerve root reinsertion--neurotizations in veterinary medicine.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic > Small Animal Clinic, Surgery
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic

UniBE Contributor:

Forterre, Franck

Subjects:

500 Science
600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

1434-1239

Publisher:

Schattauer

Language:

German

Submitter:

Simone Forterre

Date Deposited:

22 Sep 2014 09:10

Last Modified:

13 Dec 2016 15:37

PubMed ID:

9931992

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/58782

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