Intracranial meningiomas associated with cervical syringohydromyelia in a cat

Tomek, Ales; Forterre, Franck; Konar, Martin; Vandevelde, Marc; Jaggy, André (2008). Intracranial meningiomas associated with cervical syringohydromyelia in a cat. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 150(3), pp. 123-128. Huber 10.1024/0036-7281.150.3.123

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A 13-year-old, female neutered, domestic shorthair indoor cat was referred to our hospital for treatment of multiple meningiomas. A slight generalized ataxia was seen, proprioception was severely decreased on all four limbs, and menace reaction was bilaterally reduced. Pre- and postoperatively MRI examination were performed. Three supratentorial extra-axial lesions were imaged. The fourth mass was localized infratentorial extra-axial overlying the left cerebellar hemisphere. The caudoventral cerebellum had herniated caudally, approximately one cm through the foramen magnum. Cervical syringohydromyelia was found as coincidental finding. Multiple craniotomies, centered over the meningiomas were performed. Postoperative outcome two years after the surgery is excellent. The authors also reviewed the veterinary and human literature about intracranial tumors associated syringohydromyelia. Generally, the treatment of syringohydromyelia should be targeted at the pathological process, which causes the obstruction of the cerebrospinal fluid flow, and leads to syringohydromyelia formation.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DKV - Clinical Neurology
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) > DKV - Clinical Radiology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic

UniBE Contributor:

Tomek, Ales; Forterre, Franck; Konar, Martin; Vandevelde, Marc and Jaggy, André

Subjects:

500 Science
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0036-7281

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

English

Submitter:

Simone Forterre

Date Deposited:

22 Sep 2014 15:45

Last Modified:

14 Jan 2015 02:19

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/0036-7281.150.3.123

Uncontrolled Keywords:

syringohydromyelia, meningioma, cat, spinal cord

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.58786

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/58786

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