MRI of a Split Cord Malformation in a German Shepherd Dog

Allett, Brian; Broome, Michael R.; Hager, David
September 2012
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association;Sep/Oct2012, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p344
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article describes the case of a German Shepherd presenting with split cold malformation. A magnetic resonance imaging of the thoracic and lumbar spine was conducted due to the dog presenting clinical signs of chronic neurogenic bladder dysfunction of an unknown cause. Transverse T2-weighted images showed a type II split cord malformation, which are forms of spinal dysraphism where the abnormal development of the spinal cord leads to sagittal splitting.


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