Message Number: SG7443 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2004-01-15 23:16:57 UTC
Subject: RE: Raja: Spinal X Ray available on line!
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Dear Dr. Williams and Dr. Susan

Thank you very much for your comments. I understand that it's not easy to i=
nterprete a X ray photo, therefore I really appreciate your attention and h=
elp. =

I have an appointment tomorrow in a vet school and I will ask for a myelogr=
am. Hope they make that here in Brazil. Hope as well it explain why she has=
paresis and convulsion.

I've added the X ray pictures in my personal website and included the repor=
t which is unfortunately in portugues since I could not translate all those=
medical terms. Sorry. =

the link is : xray.htm exams.htm

If you would prefer, I can mail the X-ray in the orignal size to your priva=
te mail.Please let me know !

The vet who was treating her told me that her spine was a trash and the cer=
vical inflamation was causing the convulsion because affected the brain an=
d that's what I informed in the forum. =

I will look for information about spondylosis in order to learn more.

Thanks for everything and I will keep you all informed !

Our kindest regards,

Paty, Pikku and Raja

> Dear Paty:
> I will first admit that looking at reduced radiographs online is no subst=
itute for looking at them up close and personal, but I fail to see all of t=
he problems that are in the report, and I am somewhat concerned that the ch=
anges may be overinterpreted. I do believe that I see some spondylosis at =
L3-L4, but that certainly doesn't explain Raja's paresis. I don't see anyt=
hing of note in the interdisc spaces, and nothing in the cervical area. If=
there were cervical problems, the front limbs would be affected as well. =
Possible lesions of spinous processes usually are of little clinical signif=
icance, as the spinous processes are the pointy parts pointing up toward th=
e skin, and do not impinge on the spinal cord at all.
> I have learned over the years not to over-interpret spinal radiographs in=
ferrets. If anything, I might want to examine the lumbar spinal cord a li=
ttle bit more, but I am not seeing a spinal degenerative process of note in=
these particular studies. In the States, at a large referral hospital, th=
e next step would be a myelogram to trace the outline of the spinal cord it=
self. Interruptions in an outline points to a problem.
> With kindest regards,
> bruce williams, dVM
> Author wrote:
> > Hi everybody,
> > I create an album with pictures of Raja's X-Ray which shows the spinal =
bones degeneration.
> > Please take a look at the link:
> >
> > I will try to translate the report into English, but it's very complica=
te with so much medical terms. Therefore I am sorry for my mistakes: =

> > Interdisc problems at C 4-5, C 5-6, C 7-8, with some spinous process =
> > =95 Possible radiotransparence close to the spinous process C7 =

> > =95 Problems at L 2-3
> > =95 Radiotransparences areas close to the spinous process L1
> > =95 Irregular borders at L 1-2, L2-3, e L 3-4
> > =95 No right rip at T 14.
> > If someone has some problems to visualize, please let me know.
> > Greetings, Paty, Pikku and Raja
> > =

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