Caudal lumbar spinal cysts in two French Bulldogs.
Acta Vet Scand. 2018 Mar 01;60(1):14
Authors: de Nies KS, Edwards RA, Bergknut N, Beukers M, Meij BP
BACKGROUND: Spinal cysts are uncommon findings in veterinary drugs, however they’re more and more acknowledged because of the availability of superior imaging strategies. Extradural meningeal cysts in French Bulldogs haven’t been reported beforehand and arachnoid cysts (diverticula) haven’t been reported on the caudal lumbar (L6-L7) area in canines.
CASE PRESENTATION: Two French Bulldogs, aged 5 and eight years, have been referred for analysis of decrease again ache and bilateral hind limb neurological deficits. Neurologic examination revealed ataxia and postural deficits in each canines. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirmed cauda equina compression as a consequence of a cyst-like lesion on the degree of L6-L7 in each circumstances. The canines underwent dorsal laminectomy and the meningeal cyst was fully eliminated in a single canine and within the different canine the spinal arachnoid diverticula was marsupialized. In Case 1, histopathology of the cysts was carried out and MRI was repeated. Each canines have been ache free throughout follow-up evaluations.
CONCLUSIONS: Primarily based on radiological, intra-operative and histopathological findings, the primary case was recognized as a meningocele linked by a pedicle to the caudal tip of the dural sac forming a dural diverticulum categorized as an extradural spinal cyst kind Ib, and Case 2 as a kind III intradural arachnoid diverticula. It’s concluded that spinal cysts ought to be included within the differential analysis of cauda equina syndrome and decrease again ache in French Bulldogs. Outcomes of those circumstances could also be helpful for diagnostic and remedy administration.
PMID: 29490674 [PubMed – in process]