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Persistent right aortic arch and associated axial skeletal malformations in cats.
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PMID:  22989559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Persistent right aortic arch (PRAA) in cats is an uncommon vascular anomaly with clinical signs referable to oesophageal obstruction. To our knowledge no reports of axial skeletal malformations concomitant to PRAA have been reported in cats. The aim of this case series is to depict a new clinical feature in cats affected by PRAA. In the study six cats with a diagnosis of vascular ring anomaly were enrolled. A complete physical examination, a neurological examination and a total body radiograph were performed on each animal. Four of the six cats showed contemporary PRAA and skeletal malformations. Additionally, for the first time, a genetic test was performed on one subject to detect DNA alterations in the homologous DiGeorge region of cat. The percentage of skeletal malformations reported in the normal population was compared with animals with PRAA and showed a higher frequency. Genetic testing failed to demonstrate a correlation between PRAA and DiGeorge genomic deletion. A review of veterinary and human diseases that presented both conditions was assessed. The few animals enrolled do not allow definitive conclusions. Further studies are required to corroborate the correlation between PRAA and axial skeletal malformations in cats.
Giovanni Tremolada; Maria Longeri; Michele Polli; Pietro Parma; Fabio Acocella
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of feline medicine and surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2750     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Feline Med. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100897329     Medline TA:  J Feline Med Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1Department of Veterinary Medical Science, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.
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