Gliomatosis Cerebri in Two Dogs

Plattner, Brandon L.; Kent, Marc; Summers, Brian; Platt, Simon R.; Freeman, A. Courtenay; Blas-Machado, Uriel; Clemans, Jessie; Cheville, Norman F.; Garcia-Tapia, David
September 2012
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association;Sep/Oct2012, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p359
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article describes two cases of gliomatosis cerebri (GC) presenting in a Saint Bernard and a rottweiler. The former presented with signs of left-sided vestibular and general proprioceptive ataxia and cranial nerve VII dysfunction, indicating a lesion affecting the brain stem. The latter showed sings consisted of general proprioceptive/upper motor neuron paraparesis, which is suggestive of a lesion involving the third thoracic to the third lumbar spinal cord segments.


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