CT cases 3 – Sept 2019 edition

Advanced imaging has the ability to give clients and clinicians a much better idea of what is going on without the need for invasive investigation. Even in cases with a poor outlook getting a diagnosis can help inform potential treatment or just help owners come to terms with a poor prognosis. The cases below have all been seen here and been reported by VetCT.
 

CT Cases 3

Case 1
Signalment: 10 month entire female English Bull dog

History: Acute onset right forelimb lameness, minimal response to conservative management

Differential diagnosis: elbow dysplasia, soft tissue injury, neoplasia (less likely)

Question for CT: What is the cause of forelimb lameness?

Area scanned: Right and left elbow

VetCT diagnosis: Right medial coronoid disease. Multiple coronoid tip fragments and diffuse sclerosis.

Vet CT report - click here
Case 2
Signalment: 9 year old neutered female English Springer Spaniel

History: Thoracolumbar pain after a traumatic event. Four days later, marked bilateral hind limb paresis.

Differential diagnosis: disc disease, spinal fracture or luxation

Question for CT: What is the cause of thoracolumbar pain?

Area scanned:  T3 to sacrum with contrast

VetCT diagnosis: T11-T12 subluxation with spinal cord compression

Vet CT report - click here
Case 3
Signalment: 14 year old neutered female Staffordshire Bull Terrier

History: On long term mavacoxib and tramadol for chronic arthritic disease. Regenerative anaemia with a packed cell volume of 19%.

Differential diagnosis:  haemorrhage from organ, tumour or blood vessel.

Question for CT: Is there neoplasia in particular a splenic mass present?

Area scanned: Abdomen  with contrast

VetCT diagnosis:  Focal gastric ulceration or erosion with regional gastritis or mural neoplasia. Most likely gastrointestinal bleeding due to NSAID use.

Vet CT report - click here

To see more case examples and to find out more about VetCT visit the website. To refer a patient for CT please use our online referral form. If you have any further questions or wish to discuss a potential case for CT call on 01626 367972.

 


Founded in 2009, VetCT provides specialist telemedicine services for veterinarians all over
the world. Expert reports for radiographs (X-rays), MRI and CT scans are delivered with a
guaranteed rapid turnaround time. VetCT also provides specialist telemedicine advice and
offers 3D printing for veterinary applications. The company operates from three bases: one
in the UK, one in the USA, and the other in Australia, to provide 24-hour continuous service
to their veterinary clients. The high quality reporting service coupled with the company’s
unique educational approach sets them apart from others in this field. Learn more at
VetCT.com