Spinal cord multiple segmental aplasia in cat

Elisângela Olegário da Silva, Felipe Purcell de Araújo, Mônica Vicky Bahr Arias, Ana Paula Frederico Rodrigues Loureiro Bracarense


Congenital malformations of spinal cord occur in humans and animals. A cat, one month old, mixed breed, presented since birth pelvic limbs malformation. The neurological examination showed paraplegia, absence tail movement, analgesia and lower motor neuron damage. Simple radiography of the lumbarsacral vertebral column showed increased vertebral canal in L3, L4, L5, L6 and distended urinary bladder. Necropsy and histological findings revealed segments of spinal cord parenchyma, nervous roots and leptomeninges. These findings concluded the diagnosis of spinal cord segmental aplasia.


Congenital malformations; Segmental aplasia; Spinal cord; Cat.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2009v30n3p687

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
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E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433 / 1679-0359
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