Clinic-radiographic study of congenital atlantoaxial subluxation in dogs

Authors

  • Carla Aparecida Batista Lorigados Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Clínica Médica, São Paulo, SP
  • Franklin de Almeida Sterman Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo, SP
  • Ana Carolina B. Fonseca Pinto Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo, SP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-95962004000600002

Keywords:

Dogs, Radiograph, Atlantoaxial subluxation

Abstract

This retrospective study reviews the clinical signs and plain radiographic findings in dogs with congenital atlantoaxial subluxation. The data were obtained from the Radiology Department of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, School Veterinary Medicine of University of São Paulo during period from january 1990 to december 1999. In this 10-year period, seven dogs were reported with malformation of dens axis (agenesis or hypoplasia), what caused articular instability and spinal cord compression. All the animals were one year old or younger and all had neurologic signs. Diagnosis was made with plain cervical radiographs.

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Published

2004-11-01

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How to Cite

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Lorigados CAB, Sterman F de A, Pinto ACBF. Clinic-radiographic study of congenital atlantoaxial subluxation in dogs. Braz. J. Vet. Res. Anim. Sci. [Internet]. 2004 Nov. 1 [cited 2024 Jul. 19];41(6):368-74. Available from: https://www.revistas.usp.br/bjvras/article/view/6301