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A vascular hamartoma arising from the cervical spine of a cat.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19564125     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 15-month-old cat presented for evaluation of worsening generalized proprioceptive ataxia. Computed tomography of the cervical spine revealed the presence of a compressive extradural bony mass involving the dorsal aspect of C1. Surgical exploration and debulking of the mass was performed. Histological evaluation of the mass revealed fibrovascular tissue consistent with a vascular hamartoma. This mass was deemed to be originating from the soft tissue associated with the C1 vertebra with subsequent bony proliferation. Surgical debulking of the mass resulted in complete resolution of clinical signs with no evidence of recurrence 2 years after surgery.
Jennifer D Parkes; Karen L Kline; Elizabeth A Riedesel; Joseph S Haynes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-06-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of feline medicine and surgery     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1098-612X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Feline Med. Surg.     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-27     Completed Date:  2009-11-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100897329     Medline TA:  J Feline Med Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  724-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Georgia Veterinary Specialists, 455 Abernathy Rd NE, Atlanta, GA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cat Diseases / pathology*,  radiography,  surgery
Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / pathology,  radiography,  surgery,  veterinary*
Cervical Vertebrae / pathology*,  radiography,  surgery
Hamartoma / pathology,  radiography,  surgery,  veterinary*
Spinal Diseases / pathology,  radiography,  surgery,  veterinary*
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