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Case of isolated sensory trigeminal neuropathy in a dog.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7336527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A two-year-old rough collie bitch with a five-week history of excess salivation, coughing and dysphagia was examined. The dog had bilateral sensory loss over the whole trigeminal field while motor function of the fifth cranial nerve was preserved. No other neurological abnormalities were detected. The dog was observed over 18 months during which the condition did not progress. It was destroyed 18 months after the onset of trigeminal signs following development of a systemic illness, refractory to treatment and unrelated to the neurological signs. Pathological abnormalities were limited to the three major branches of both fifth nerves and the gasserian ganglia. There was partial loss of myelinated nerve fibres in each branch and also in the spinal tract of the fifth nerve in the brain stem. It was considered that the primary abnormality was in the gasserian ganglion and that the fibre loss was secondary to the neuronal lesion in the ganglia. The motor nucleus of the fifth nerve was normal. No cause could be found for this isolated sensory neuropathy of the trigeminal nerve.
S Carmichael; I R Griffiths
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary record     Volume:  109     ISSN:  0042-4900     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Rec.     Publication Date:  1981 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-05-21     Completed Date:  1982-05-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0031164     Medline TA:  Vet Rec     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  280-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cranial Nerve Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology,  pathology,  veterinary*
Dog Diseases / diagnosis*,  etiology,  pathology
Trigeminal Nerve* / pathology

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