Magnetic resonance imaging findings of spinal intramedullary spirocercosis.

  title={Magnetic resonance imaging findings of spinal intramedullary spirocercosis.},
  author={Orit Chai and Ilan Shelef and Ori Brenner and Osnat Dogadkin and Itamar Aroch and Merav Hagar Shamir},
  journal={Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association},
  volume={49 5},
Spirocerca lupi is a nematode infecting dogs in tropical and subtropical areas. Aberrant S. lupi migration to different body organs, including the spinal cord, has been documented. To date, the diagnosis of aberrant spinal cord migration was made at post-mortem examination or as an incidental finding, during spinal surgery. We describe two dogs with acute asymmetric paraparesis that were subsequently diagnosed with spinal cord spirocercosis. In magnetic resonance (MR) images of the spine, T2… CONTINUE READING