Imaging diagnosis: Cranial cervical intraspinal schwannoma in a dog

Martí Pumarola Batlle, Cristian De La Fuente Hernandez, Sònia Años Torres, Maria Oliveira

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A 3-year-old, intact female Golden Retriever was presented with acute tetraplegia. Neurologic examination was consistent with a C1-C5 myelopathy. On magnetic resonance (MR) imaging a well-defined, extradural mass was detected within the spinal canal at the level of C1-C2. The mass was isointense to normal spinal cord gray matter on T1-weighted (T1W) images, hyperintense on T2-weighted (T2W), and gradient-echo (GE) images, and enhanced homogeneously after intravenous contrast administration. MR imaging features were mainly consistent with a meningioma. Surgical treatment was refused by the owners, and the dog was euthanized. Postmortem examination demonstrated that the intraspinal mass was a schwannoma. © 2013 American College of Veterinary Radiology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-304
JournalVeterinary Radiology and Ultrasound
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Cervical
  • Dog
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Meningioma
  • Schwannoma
  • Spine


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