Imaging diagnosis - Cervical spine chondroma in a dog

Sergio Ródenas, Martí Pumarola, Sònia Añor*

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Abstract

An extradural chondroma originating in the cervical spine was diagnosed in an 8-year-old, intact male Chow-Chow that presented acute cervical pain and chronic right thoracic limb lameness. Myelographic images were within normal limits. With magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, an extradural mass was identified at the level of the C4-C5 vertebrae. This mass was excised, and the histologic diagnosis was chondroma. Fifteen months after surgery, the dog was clinically normal, and no regrowth of the mass was identified on follow-up MR images. Spinal chondromas are rare tumors in the dog, but should be considered as a rule out for contrast-enhancing extradural vertebral masses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)464-466
Number of pages3
JournalVeterinary Radiology and Ultrasound
Volume49
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2008

Keywords

  • Chondroma
  • Dog
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Spine

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