Myelopathy secondary to aortocaval fistula in a cat

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A 15-month-old neutered male cat was presented for progressive paraparesis of 3 months' duration and suspected cardiomegaly. Neuroanatomical localization was a T3-L3 myelopathy. On abdominal ultrasound, an anomalous vessel with turbulent blood flow was identified arising from the caudal vena cava. Myelography showed a bilateral ventrolateral extradural spinal cord compression from T12 to L4. Nonselective angiography and contrast-enhanced computed tomography clearly indicated a vascular complex and vena caval aneurysm with an engorged internal vertebral venous plexus. Surgical occlusion of the anomalous vessels was unsuccessful.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)528-531
Number of pages4
JournalVeterinary Radiology and Ultrasound
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2004


  • Aortocaval fistula
  • Feline
  • Myelography
  • Vascular myelopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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