CT-myelographie zur diagnose des plexus-brachialis-abrisses beim kleintier

Translated title of the contribution: CT-myelography for diagnosis of brachial plexus avulsion

F. Forterre, Bettina Gutmannsbauer, W. Schmahl, Ulrike Matis

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Avulsion of nerve roots of the brachial plexus can be diagnosed clinically, neurologically, radiographically and by electromyography. But like the myelography these techniques are inprecise for determination of the severity (partial or complete disruption) and the localization of the lesion. In human medicine the combination of computerized tomography with myelography shows high accuracy. Veterinary reports of experience in this field are not yet known. The aim of the present study was to demonstrate nerve root avulsions using myelography and computerized tomography. Three dogs and one cat with traumatic lesions of the brachial plexus were examined. The lesion could be seen in all patients. Thus CT-myelography results in an improved prognostic assessment of brachial plexus paralysis. Moreover, this technique could become one of the most important diagnostic methods for brachial plexus lesions involving nerve root reinsertion - neurotizations in veterinary medicine.

Translated title of the contributionCT-myelography for diagnosis of brachial plexus avulsion
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)322-329
Number of pages8
JournalTierarztliche Praxis Ausgabe K: Kleintiere - Heimtiere
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


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