Spinal Cord Trauma in a Cat Caused by Ingestion of a Splinter
Tanaka T., Akiyoshi H., Shimazaki H., et al.
J Feline Med Surg, 2012. 14(2): p.155-7.
A 5-month-old male Abyssinian presented with right hemiplegia. Cervical radiographs, haematology and serum biochemistry were normal. A foreign body was identified on computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Removal of the foreign body was carried out via a dorsal approach between the occipital bone and the C1 vertebral body using intra-operative CT. No complications were encountered. Thirty days after surgery, the cat was ambulatory.