IMAGING DIAGNOSIS—EQUINE NASAL SEPTAL THICKENING DUE TO CHRONIC CHONDRITIS

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Address correspondence and reprint requests to Ajay Sharma, 52 Campus Drive, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B4, Canada. E-mail: ajay.sharma@usask.ca

Abstract

We describe the use of computed tomography (CT) in a 6-year-old mare with upper airway obstruction due to an abnormally thick nasal septum. Upon CT imaging, multifocal, expansile cyst-like lesions were detected in the nasal septum. The histopathologic diagnosis was chronic dissecting chondritis. Resection of the abnormal nasal septum resulted in resolution of the clinical signs.

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