Use of radiographic measurements in distinguishing myasthenia gravis from other causes of canine megaoesophagus.

@article{Wray2006UseOR,
  title={Use of radiographic measurements in distinguishing myasthenia gravis from other causes of canine megaoesophagus.},
  author={Jonathan D Wray and Andrew H. Sparkes},
  journal={The Journal of small animal practice},
  year={2006},
  volume={47 5},
  pages={256-63}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether dogs with megaoesophagus due to myasthenia gravis display less oesophageal dilatation radiographically than dogs with other causes of megaoesophagus. METHODS Thoracic radiographs of 66 dogs with megaoesophagus in which concurrent acetylcholine receptor antibody titre was known were analysed retrospectively. Maximum oesophageal diameter was transformed to a "relative oesophageal diameter" using a ratio with thoracic inlet diameter. Dogs were divided into two… CONTINUE READING