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Computed Tomographic Documentation of the Natural Progression of Humeral Intracondylar Fissure in a Cocker Spaniel

Farrell M., Trevail T., Marshall W., et al.

Veterinary Surgery, 2011. 40(8): p.966-971.

Objective To report the computed tomographic (CT) documentation of humeral intracondylar fissure (HIF) developing after complete ossification of the humeral condyle (HC). Study Design Clinical report. Animals Male 3 year old working (English) Cocker Spaniel. Methods Sequential CT screening (659-day interval between analyses). Results A sagittal hypodense fissure typical of incomplete ossification of the humeral condyle (IOHC) was identified ∼22 months after screening CT examination documented a normal elbow joint. Conclusion Even in dogs with clinical features typical of the condition most commonly termed IOHC, fissure formation and propagation can occur after ossification is complete.