Histopathological, Radiographic, and Arthrographic Comparison of the Biceps Tendon in Normal Dogs and Dogs With Biceps Tenosynovitis

E. B. Davidson, Stephen M Griffey, P. B. Vasseur, S. L. Shields

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Abstract

In dogs surgically treated for biceps tenosynovitis, the most common histopathological findings were fibrosis and collagen degeneration (n=13), synovial villous or vascular hyperplasia (n=10), lymphocytic-plasmacytic infiltrates (n=10), cartilaginous metaplasia (n=8), and ischemic necrosis (n=5). Degree of histopathological changes was associated with degree (p equals 0.000), but not duration (p equals 0.543), of lameness. Furthermore, there was no association between histopathological changes and age or radiographic and arthrographic findings. Cartilage metaplasia was the only histopathological finding in both affected tendons (8/18) and normal control dogs (13/13). Age and size of the control dogs were not determined; however, since all these dogs were clinically normal, fibrocartilaginous metaplasia can be present as an incidental finding in the biceps tendon of origin in dogs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)522-530
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Volume36
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2000

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  • Small Animals

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