Document Type: Clinical Report

Authors

1 Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran,

2 Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.

3 Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.

4 Private Veterinarian

Abstract

Abstract
 
Case Description- A three-day-old male Kordi lamb had a soft painless fluctuating mass on the mid-parietal region, with no clinical signs except difficulty in standing; was referred to the clinic.
Clinical Findings- Clinical examination revealed a normal body temperature, a heart rate, a respiratory rate, and inability to stand without any congenital defects Three-dimensional computed tomography (3DCT) of the skull following radiology and ultrasonography revealed an elliptical defect in the left side of the median parietal line of the skull.
Treatment and Outcome- Unfortunately, before surgery the lamb died. Postmortem findings of meningocele exactly confirmed what was shown with 3DCT technique.
Clinical Relevance- The present clinical case of meningocele is the first report of cranium bifidum at the left parietal bone in a lamb, using this diagnostic imaging technique.
 

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