IMAGING DIAGNOSIS—CT MYELOGRAPHY IN A DOG WITH INTRAMEDULLARY INTERVERTEBRAL DISC HERNIATION
Article first published online: 26 OCT 2010
© 2010 Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Volume 52, Issue 2, pages 185–187, March/April 2011
How to Cite
KENT, M., HOLMES, S., COHEN, E., SAKALS, S., ROACH, W., PLATT, S., SCHATZBERG, S. and HOWERTH, E. (2011), IMAGING DIAGNOSIS—CT MYELOGRAPHY IN A DOG WITH INTRAMEDULLARY INTERVERTEBRAL DISC HERNIATION. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 52: 185–187. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.2010.01755.x
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2011
- Article first published online: 26 OCT 2010
- Received July 7, 2010; accepted for publication August 25, 2010.
- computed tomography;
- interverebral disc;
A 5-year-old Chihuahua was examined for peracute pain and paraparesis. Neuroanatomic localization was consistent with a symmetric T3-L3 myelopathy. Computed tomography (CT) of the T9-L5 vertebrae was normal. Myelography disclosed attenuation of the subarachnoid space from T11 to L1, consistent with spinal cord swelling. CT following the myelogram disclosed a focal area of intramedullary iodinated contrast medium at T13-L1. At surgery, intervertebral disc material was removed from the spinal cord. Based on the findings in this patient, intramedullary disc herniation should be considered a cause for focal intramedullary contrast medium accumulation.