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Imaging diagnosis-conventional and functional magnetic resonance imaging of a brain abscess in a goat


Dennler, Matthias; Carrera, I; Beckmann, Katrin; Ritz, J; Rütten, Maja; Kircher, Patrick R (2014). Imaging diagnosis-conventional and functional magnetic resonance imaging of a brain abscess in a goat. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 55(1):68-73.

Abstract

A 2-month-old female goat was presented for depressed mental status and multifocal central neurologic signs 3 weeks after hot-iron disbudding. Conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings included a large intra axial mass in the left frontal lobe that was T2 hyperintense and T1 hypointense centrally with a contrast-enhancing peripheral capsule and perilesional T2 hyperintensity. A restrictive pattern was present in diffusion-weighted imaging. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy demonstrated an increased amount of succinate, acetate, amino acids, lipids; minimal amounts of lactate; and decreased amounts of N-acetyl aspartate and choline. A cerebral abscess due to Trueperella pyogenes was confirmed from necropsy and tissue culture.

Abstract

A 2-month-old female goat was presented for depressed mental status and multifocal central neurologic signs 3 weeks after hot-iron disbudding. Conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings included a large intra axial mass in the left frontal lobe that was T2 hyperintense and T1 hypointense centrally with a contrast-enhancing peripheral capsule and perilesional T2 hyperintensity. A restrictive pattern was present in diffusion-weighted imaging. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy demonstrated an increased amount of succinate, acetate, amino acids, lipids; minimal amounts of lactate; and decreased amounts of N-acetyl aspartate and choline. A cerebral abscess due to Trueperella pyogenes was confirmed from necropsy and tissue culture.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Veterinary Pathology
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Uncontrolled Keywords:brain abscess; functional MR; goat
Language:English
Date:2014
Deposited On:09 Oct 2013 11:30
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 22:45
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:1058-8183
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/vru.12050
PubMed ID:23663051

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