20 de jun de 2011

Magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of type 1 dermoid sinus in two Rhodesian ridgeback dogs

Can Vet J. 2008 September; 49(9): 871–876.

Sheila Rahal, Ana Carolina Mortari, Seizo Yamashita, Miltom Morishin Filho, Eduardo Hatschbac, and Júlio Lopes Sequeira

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Anesthesiology (Rahal, Mortari, Morishin Filho, Hatschbac) and Veterinary Clinic (Sequeira), School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science; Department of Tropical Diseases and Imaging Diagnosis (Yamashita) School of Medicine, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Botucatu, PO Box 560, Rubião Júnior s/n, Botucatu (SP), Brazil 18618-000
Address all correspndence to Dr. Rahal; e-mail: sheilacr@fmvz.unesp.br

Two cases of type 1 dermoid sinus in Rhodesian ridgebacks are described, with emphasis on the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis and delineation of the lesions. Magnetic resonance imaging was useful in identifying fluid-filled structures, fibrous capsules, and sinus tracts, but was not able to identify the termination of the tracts.

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