CEREBRAL VENTRICULAR SIZE IN DEVELOPING NORMAL KITTENS MEASURED BY ULTRASONOGRAPHY
Article first published online: 19 MAY 2005
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Volume 44, Issue 5, pages 581–588, September 2003
How to Cite
Hultin Jäderlund, K., Hansson, K., Berg, A.-L., Sjöström, A. and Narfström, K. (2003), CEREBRAL VENTRICULAR SIZE IN DEVELOPING NORMAL KITTENS MEASURED BY ULTRASONOGRAPHY. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 44: 581–588. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.2003.tb00511.x
- Issue published online: 19 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 19 MAY 2005
- Received July 12, 2001; accepted for publication December 20, 2002.
- lateral ventricles;
To evaluate the age of fontanelle closure of normal kittens and the size of their lateral ventricles, 50 ultrasonographic examinations using the bregmatic fontanelle as an acoustic window were made. Seven kittens, laboratory animals, were included in the study. To verify the location of the lateral ventricle, two of the kittens were sacrificed as neonates. In one of them ink was injected prior to autopsy into one lateral ventricle under sonographic guidance. In a longitudinal study of five of the kittens, the skull depth and the depth of the central part of the lateral ventricle reproduced in a longitudinal view could be measured up to the age of about 5 months. During that period, the skull depth increased from a median value of 1.95 cm (1.92–1.98) in a seven-day-old cat to 2.58 cm (2.52–2.59) in a 154-day-old cat, while the afore-mentioned ventricle values increased from 0.3 mm to 1.1 mm.