Original Article - Clinical
Computed Tomographic Documentation of the Natural Progression of Humeral Intracondylar Fissure in a Cocker Spaniel
Article first published online: 31 OCT 2011
© Copyright 2011 by The American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Volume 40, Issue 8, pages 966–971, December 2011
How to Cite
Farrell, M., Trevail, T., Marshall, W., Yeadon, R. and Carmichael, S. (2011), Computed Tomographic Documentation of the Natural Progression of Humeral Intracondylar Fissure in a Cocker Spaniel. Veterinary Surgery, 40: 966–971. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2011.00906.x
- Issue published online: 2 DEC 2011
- Article first published online: 31 OCT 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: NOV 2010
- Manuscript Received: JAN 2010
To report the computed tomographic (CT) documentation of humeral intracondylar fissure (HIF) developing after complete ossification of the humeral condyle (HC).
Male 3 year old working (English) Cocker Spaniel.
Sequential CT screening (659-day interval between analyses).
A sagittal hypodense fissure typical of incomplete ossification of the humeral condyle (IOHC) was identified ∼22 months after screening CT examination documented a normal elbow joint.
Even in dogs with clinical features typical of the condition most commonly termed IOHC, fissure formation and propagation can occur after ossification is complete.