Avascular necrosis of the canine radial carpal bone: a condition analogousto Preiser's disease?
Article first published online: 26 APR 2013
© 2013 British Small Animal Veterinary Association
Journal of Small Animal Practice
Volume 54, Issue 7, pages 374–376, July 2013
How to Cite
Aiken, M. J., Stewart, J. E. and Anderson, A. A. (2013), Avascular necrosis of the canine radial carpal bone: a condition analogousto Preiser's disease?. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 54: 374–376. doi: 10.1111/jsap.12072
- Issue published online: 23 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 26 APR 2013
- Accepted: 25 February 2013
An eight-year-old male neutered Staffordshire bull terrier was presented for investigation of right forelimb lameness of 14 months’ duration. Radiography showed mottled osteolysis of the right radial carpal bone. Histopathology of the bone demonstrated replacement of healthy bone with granulation tissue suggestive of ischaemic necrosis. Lameness resolved following pancarpal arthrodesis. In humans, Preiser's disease is a condition in which idiopathic ischaemic necrosis of the scaphoid bone, the equivalent of the canine radial carpal bone, occurs. This disease may be analogous to the presentation seen in this case. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first report of such a condition in a dog.