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Diagnostic value of MRI in dogs with inflammatory nasal disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24754308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES: To determine the value of low-field magnetic resonance imaging in differentiating sino-nasal aspergillosis from lymphoplasmacytic rhinitis in dogs.
METHODS: A retrospective study of 41 dogs (25 with lymphoplasmacytic rhinitis and 16 with sino-nasal aspergillosis) that underwent magnetic resonance imaging scan of the nasal cavity was conducted. On magnetic resonance imaging, turbinate destruction was classified as mild, moderate or severe. The cribriform plate and vomer destruction were classified as present or absent. The intensity of fluid accumulation and turbinates was classified on T1-weighted and T2-weighted images as hypointense, hyperintense and isointense based on the brightest area on the same slice.
RESULTS: Turbinate destruction was significantly (P=0·005) associated with sino-nasal aspergillosis. On T1-weighted images, sino-nasal aspergillosis was associated with turbinate hyperintensity, while lymphoplasmacytic rhinitis was significantly (P=0·007) associated with hypointensity. On T2-weighted images, this feature was shown not to be relevant.
CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE: This study has demonstrated that turbinate destruction is the most reliable feature to differentiate sino-nasal aspergillosis from lymphoplasmacytic rhinitis and that T1-weighted image was the most useful sequence.
Authors:
A R R Furtado; A Caine; M E Herrtage
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-4-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of small animal practice     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1748-5827     ISO Abbreviation:  J Small Anim Pract     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-4-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0165053     Medline TA:  J Small Anim Pract     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2014 British Small Animal Veterinary Association.
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