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Magnetic resonance imaging of a cerebral cavernous haemangioma in a dog : clinical communication

J.P. Schoeman, M.F. Stidworthy, J. Penderis, U. Kafka
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 73, No 4 | a588 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v73i4.588 | © 2002 J.P. Schoeman, M.F. Stidworthy, J. Penderis, U. Kafka | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 July 2002 | Published: 06 July 2002

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J.P. Schoeman,
M.F. Stidworthy,
J. Penderis,
U. Kafka,

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Abstract

A 13-month-old, neutered, male Golden retriever presented with seizures and progressive depression. Clinical and neurological assessment was consistent with severe intracranial disease. The neurological condition progressively deteriorated and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed the presence of a large, contrast-enhancing, space-occupying mass in the right cerebral hemisphere. Therapy with corticosteroids, mannitol and furosemide ameliorated the signs of depression and ataxia, but the owner elected euthanasia after 1 week. Post mortem examination of the brain confirmed the presence of a large haemorrhagic lesion in the right olfactory lobe, the histopathological appearance of which was consistent with cerebral cavernous haemangioma. This is the 1st case describing the MRI appearance of a cavernous haemangioma of the cerebrum in the veterinary literature.

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Canine; Cavernous Haemangioma; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Seizures

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