Surgical repair of a thoracic meningocele in a foal

Linda Van Hoogmoed, Tom B. Yarbrough, Richard A Lecouteur, William J. Hornof

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A 6 week old American Paint filly was admitted for evaluation of a dorsal thoracic mass suspected to be a meningocele. The diagnosis was confirmed by plain and contrast enhanced computed tomography. Surgical repair was performed by dissection of the base of the meningocele followed by ligation. No postoperative complications occurred. Contrast enhanced computed tomography was useful to confirm the diagnosis of meningocele and rule out a meningomyelocele.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)496-500
Number of pages5
JournalVeterinary Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1999

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  • veterinary(all)


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