Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2008;48(1):93-98.
Intracranial anaplastic oligodendroglioma concurrent with hydrocephalus and syringomyelia in a Boston terrier dog
Chul Park1, Byeong-Teck Kang2, Jong-Hyun Yoo2, Ha-Jung Kim2, Dong-In Jung2, Chae-Young Lim2, Jae-Hoon Kim3, Eung-Je Woo4, Sang-Chul Kang5, Hee-Myung Park2
1School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis
2College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University
3College of Veterinary Medicine, Jeju National University
4College of Electronics and Information, Kyunghee University
5Preclinical Research Center, Chemon Inc.
Abstract
A 6-year-old female Boston terrier dog was presented with seizure episode, forelimb paraparesis, excessive panting, and ataxia. On physical and neurological examination, episcleral vessel engorgement, delayed postural reaction, delayed pupillary light reflex (both direct and consensual), and crossed forelimb were noted. Serum biochemical profiles were not remarkable other than mildly elevated hepatic enzymes. On cerebrospinal fluid analysis, elevated protein concentration was observed. In magnetic resonance imaging scans, the left frontal brain lesion with ring enhancement strongly suggested the presence of intracranial tumor. Concurrently, secondary hydrocephalus and syringomyelia were also observed. The dog was euthanized at 4 months after initial presentation because of aggravated neurological signs. This case was definitely diagnosed as an intracranial anaplastic oligodendroglioma based on postmortem histopathologic examination.
Key Words: hydrocephalus, oligodendroglioma, syringomyelia
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