Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Pecuarias
versão impressa ISSN 0120-0690
ECHEVERRY-BONILLA, Diego F; BURITICA G, Edwin F e MARTINEZ-A, José R. Fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE), a rare cause of spinal cord infarction: two suspicious cases. Rev Colom Cienc Pecua [online]. 2007, vol.20, n.3, pp. 343-351. ISSN 0120-0690.
In this report the clinical cases and the medical evolution of two canine of Schnauzer breed are examined. The dogs presented an acute clinical picture of monoparesis of the thoracic limbs, followed by hemiparesis without evidence of physical trauma or previous vigorous exercise. The tentative diagnose of fibrocartilaginous embolism (EFC) is supported by clinical evidence such as: acute and non progressive appearance of the clinical sings, hemilateral commitment, absence of pain to spine palpation, as well as breed and age of the patients.
Palavras-chave : fibrocartilaginous embolism; fibrocartilaginous infarct; hemiparesis; spinal cord.