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Imaging diagnosis--aortic thromboembolism associated with spirocercosis in a dog.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17899974     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An 8-year-old neutered female Rhodesian Ridgeback developed acute, nonneurological right pelvic limb lameness. Femoral pulsation was poor, and oscillometric blood pressure measurements between the two pelvic limbs differed markedly. A caudal aortic right external iliac embolus was detected sonographically. Radiographically, there was a caudal esophageal mass and thoracic vertebral spondylitis typical of spirocercosis. Using CT-angiography, a caudal thoracic aortic aneurysm with a mural thrombus was detected. The dog recovered following heparin and aspirin therapy but signs recurred 7 months later. Subsequently, the patient improved on treatment and remains asymptomatic. This report illustrates the value of CT-angiography in detecting aortic thrombosis in dogs with spirocercosis.
Robert M Kirberger; Anthony Zambelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1058-8183     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Radiol Ultrasound     Publication Date:    2007 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-28     Completed Date:  2007-10-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9209635     Medline TA:  Vet Radiol Ultrasound     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  418-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort 0110, Republic of South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic*
Aortic Aneurysm / complications,  diagnosis,  veterinary*
Diagnosis, Differential
Dog Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology,  radiography
Spirurida Infections / complications,  diagnosis,  veterinary*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / veterinary

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