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Ectrodactyly in a West Highland white terrier.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15206479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of monomelic forelimb ectrodactyly (lobster-claw deformity) in a West Highland white terrier is reported. Clinical and radiographic findings are described. The dog was treated with a soft tissue reconstruction of the cleft. It later developed a slight varus-type deformity at the carpus but remained sound with occasional bouts of mild lameness following vigorous exercise. To the author's knowledge, this is the first reported case of canine ectrodactyly treated by simple cleft reconstruction, and only the second report of ectrodactyly in this breed.
K R Barrand
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of small animal practice     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0022-4510     ISO Abbreviation:  J Small Anim Pract     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-21     Completed Date:  2004-07-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0165053     Medline TA:  J Small Anim Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Fenwold Veterinary Group, 15a Algitha Road, Skegness, Lincolnshire PE25 2AG.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis,  veterinary
Animals, Newborn
Diagnosis, Differential
Dog Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology,  radiography,  surgery
Foot Deformities, Congenital / diagnosis,  veterinary*
Forelimb / abnormalities
Polydactyly / diagnosis,  veterinary*
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / veterinary

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