COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHIC FINDINGS OF FUNGAL RHINITIS AND SINUSITIS IN CATS
Article first published online: 23 DEC 2008
© 2009 American College of Veterinary Radiology
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Volume 50, Issue 1, pages 65–68, January/February 2009
How to Cite
Karnik, K., Reichle, J. K., Fischetti, A. J. and Goggin, J. M. (2009), COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHIC FINDINGS OF FUNGAL RHINITIS AND SINUSITIS IN CATS. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 50: 65–68. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.2008.01491.x
- Issue published online: 23 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 23 DEC 2008
- Received May 11, 2008; accepted for publication August 6, 2008.
- computed tomography;
The computed tomographic (CT) findings of fungal rhinitis/sinusitis in cats were characterized. The CT images of 10 cats ranging in age from 7 to 13 years were examined. The mean age was 10.8 years and all were neutered males. Nasal aspergillosis was diagnosed in five cats, cryptococcosis in three cats, hyalohyphomycosis in one cat, and trichosporonosis in one cat. Bilateral disease was present in eight cats, seven had abnormal soft tissue attenuation in two-thirds of the nasal cavity, and six had turbinate lysis. Seven cats had also lysis of the hard palate, nasal septum, or frontal bone. One cat had lysis of the cribriform plate. Five of the nine cats whose lymph nodes were imaged had lymph node enlargement. There was contrast medium enhancement in the nasal cavity in all cats, with either a primarily peripheral rim or heterogeneous pattern. There appears to be an overlap of clinical signs, age, and CT features of cats with nasal neoplasia and those with fungal rhinitis/sinusitis.