Myelopathy secondary to aortocaval fistula in a cat

Stephanie A. Kube, Karen Vernau, Erik R Wisner, Richard A Lecouteur

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Abstract

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
Volume45
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2004

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Keywords

  • Aortocaval fistula
  • Feline
  • Myelography
  • Vascular myelopathy

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Myelopathy secondary to aortocaval fistula in a cat. / Kube, Stephanie A.; Vernau, Karen; Wisner, Erik R; Lecouteur, Richard A.

In: Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, Vol. 45, No. 6, 11.2004, p. 528-531.

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