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Ganglion cyst arising from the composite occipito-atlanto-axial joint cavity in a cat.
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PMID:  24992658     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A four-year-old, female spayed Domestic Longhaired cat was referred for evaluation with a two month history of initial inability to jump progressing to ambulatory tetraparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging studies demonstrated a cystic lesion arising from the composite occipito-atlanto-axial joint cavity and extending to the region of the occipital bone and the axis. The lesion surrounded the spinal canal, causing moderate dorsal spinal cord compression at the atlanto-occipital joint. A dynamic myelographic study demonstrated attenuation of the dorsal contrast column at the atlanto-occipital joint when the cervical spine was positioned in extension. Partial excision of the cyst capsule by a ventral approach resulted in long-term (64 months) resolution of clinical signs. Histological evaluation was consistent with a ganglion cyst. An intra-spinal ganglion cyst arising from the composite occipito-atlanto-axial joint cavity may be considered as an uncommon differential diagnosis for cats with cervical myelopathy.
T Aikawa; S Sadahiro; M Nishimura; Y Miyazaki; M Shibata
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology : V.C.O.T     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0932-0814     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
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Created Date:  2014-7-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8906319     Medline TA:  Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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