Fibrocartilaginous emboli.

  title={Fibrocartilaginous emboli.},
  author={T Mark Neer},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice},
  volume={22 4},
  • T Mark Neer
  • Published 1992 in
    The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small…
Fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE) is an acute ischemic myelopathy, primarily of large or giant breed dogs, which results from occlusion of blood vessels within the spinal cord parenchyma or the adjacent leptomeninges by masses of fibrocartilage. Lateralizing and asymmetric neurologic deficits are very suggestive of spinal cord infarction. The diagnosis of FCE is made by eliminating causes of acute compressive myelopathy such as trauma and intervertebral disc herniation. Patients with lower… CONTINUE READING
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