Computed Tomographic Documentation of the Natural Progression of Humeral Intracondylar Fissure in a Cocker Spaniel

Authors


Corresponding author

Michael Farrell, Fitzpatrick Referrals, Halfway Lane, Eashing, Godalming GU7 2QQ, United Kingdom.

E-mail: MikeF@Fitzpatrickreferrals.co.uk

Abstract

Objective

To report the computed tomographic (CT) documentation of humeral intracondylar fissure (HIF) developing after complete ossification of the humeral condyle (HC).

Study Design

Clinical report.

Animals

Male 3 year old working (English) Cocker Spaniel.

Methods

Sequential CT screening (659-day interval between analyses).

Results

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.

Conclusion

Even in dogs with clinical features typical of the condition most commonly termed IOHC, fissure formation and propagation can occur after ossification is complete.

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