Bobby bounces back
15 July 2020 / Dog, General
Bobby is a lovely 5-year-old Jack Russell terrier, presented for investigation of progressive inability to use both his hindlimbs.
After a complete neurological examination, it was decided to proceed with MRI scans of Bobby’s thoracolumbar region. The MRI revealed a large intradural-extramedullary mass on the left side of the L1 vertebra (Fig 1). A CT scan of the whole body did not reveal additional significant abnormalities.
- Fig 1
It was decided to proceed with de-bulking surgery of the mass at L1 which was performed using our dedicated neurosurgical microscope (Fig 2). The spinal mass could only be partially removed (subjectively approximately 80% of the mass was excised) as it adhered markedly to the surrounding meninges, spinal cord and vessels.
- Fig 2
The excised tissue was submitted for histopathological analysis and the results showed that the mass was a meningioma – a common neoplasia of the central nervous system in dogs.
After surgery, Bobby started to show some improvement and, after 1 month, Bobby is doing remarkably well:https://www.youtube.com/embed/2zg3LlUI8pg?feature=oembed
Well done Bobby!