Dermoid sinus and spinal malformations in a Yorkshire terrier: Diagnosis and follow-up

Authors

  • G. Fatone,

    1. Clinica Chirurgica Veterinarià, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Universita ‘Federico IF di Napoli, Via Delpino 1, 80137 Napoli, Italy
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  • A. Brunetti,

    1. Clinica Chirurgica Veterinarià, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Universita ‘Federico IF di Napoli, Via Delpino 1, 80137 Napoli, Italy
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  • F. Lamagna,

    1. Clinica Chirurgica Veterinarià, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Universita ‘Federico IF di Napoli, Via Delpino 1, 80137 Napoli, Italy
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  • A. Potena

    1. Clinica Chirurgica Veterinarià, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Universita ‘Federico IF di Napoli, Via Delpino 1, 80137 Napoli, Italy
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ABSTRACT

An unusual case of a Yorkshire terrier with a dermoid sinus associated with multiple spinal/costal malformations is described. The dog presented with ataxia and pain in the dorsal thoracic region. Diagnostic characterisation of the lesions was obtained with radiography, myelography and computed tomography. After surgical removal of the sinus, the dog showed marked clinical improvement over a two-year period.

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