Message Number: SG7387 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2004-01-11 01:03:50 UTC
Subject: RE: Raja: SERIOUS spinal bone degeneration and new convulsion!!
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Dear Pat:

I would want to know more about this spinal degeneration - is it truly affecting most of the vetebrae, or just a couple.

When you see lysis of the vertebral bone, chordoma is the most common cause, by far - more than any bacterial or fungal infection. While most chordomas appear at the tip of the tail, we can actually see them anywhere in the spine. However, when they infiltrate other parts of the spine, they cause tremendous problems and paralysis (although not usually seizures).

That spinal X-ray is a very important pice of information, and it might be helpful if you could get an image of it to post to the web site.

With kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, DVM

Author wrote:
> Hi everybody
> We went to the vet on 06.01, Raja made X Ray of the whole spine. Was found a problem in most of the vertebrae (as soon as I get the X Ray, I inform where exactly). Th blood work just showed anemia.
> A strong bone degeneration and a possible inflamation along the spinal cord. And no hope that she can walk again.