Financed by grants from the LUPA project (FP7-HEALTH-201370).
UNIQUE TOPOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF GREYHOUND NONSUPPURATIVE MENINGOENCEPHALITIS
Article first published online: 29 JUN 2012
© 2012 Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Volume 53, Issue 6, pages 636–642, November/December 2012
How to Cite
Terzo, E., McConnell, J. F., Shiel, R. E., McAllister, H., Behr, S., Priestnall, S. L., Smith, K. C., Nolan, C. M. and Callanan, J. J. (2012), UNIQUE TOPOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF GREYHOUND NONSUPPURATIVE MENINGOENCEPHALITIS. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 53: 636–642. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.2012.01963.x
This article first published online June 29, 2012. Some unnecessary reference entries were removed. A corrected version of this article first appears online July 26, 2012.
- Issue published online: 8 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 29 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 13 MAY 2012
- Manuscript Received: 18 JAN 2012
- LUPA. Grant Number: FP7-HEALTH-201370
- nonsuppurative meningoencephalitis;
Greyhound nonsuppurative meningoencephalitis is an idiopathic breed-associated fatal meningoencephalitis with lesions usually occurring within the rostral cerebrum. This disorder can only be confirmed by postmortem examination, with a diagnosis based upon the unique topography of inflammatory lesions. Our purpose was to describe the magnetic resonance (MR) imaging features of this disease. Four Greyhounds with confirmed Greyhound nonsuppurative meningoencephalitis were evaluated by MR imaging. Lesions predominantly affected the olfactory lobes and bulbs, frontal, and frontotemporal cortical gray matter, and caudate nuclei bilaterally. Fluid attenuation inversion recovery (FLAIR) and T2 weighted spin-echo (T2W) sequences were most useful to assess the nature, severity, extension, and topographic pattern of lesions. Lesions were predominantly T2-hyperintense and T1-isointense with minimal or absent contrast enhancement.