Identification of intracerebral hematoma using ultrasonography in a dog

  • Jung, Dong-In (College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University) ;
  • Park, Chul (College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University) ;
  • Kang, Byeong-Teck (College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University) ;
  • Yoo, Jong-Hyun (College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University) ;
  • Kim, Ju-Won (College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University) ;
  • Kim, Ha-Jung (College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University) ;
  • Lim, Chae-Young (College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University) ;
  • Lee, So-Young (College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University) ;
  • GU, Su-Hyun (College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University) ;
  • Heo, Ra-Young (College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University) ;
  • Jeon, Hyo-Won (College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University) ;
  • Kim, Jung-Hyun (College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University) ;
  • Eom, Ki-Dong (College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University) ;
  • Park, Jong-Im (College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University) ;
  • Park, Hee-Myung (College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University)
  • Accepted : 2007.03.13
  • Published : 2007.03.30

Abstract

A 3-month-old male Maltese dog was presented with generalized trembling, ataxia, and seizure.The patient had traumatic injury on history takings. Physical examination revealed dome shaped craniumwith open fontanelle, nasal hemorrhage, and blepharoedema with hemorhage on the left side. On serumbiochemical profiles, creatine phosphokinase was severely elevated. There was no remarkable findingon radiography. Ultrasound images of brain were obtained via a persistence bregmatic fontanelle, andbilateraly dilated lateral ventricles with a hyperechoic mass on the left temporal lobe were detected.Based on clinical signs, history, physical examination, laboratory findings, and ultrasonographic findings,we suspected this intracranial mass to intracerebral hematoma induced by head trauma. Methylprednisoloneh after initial diagnosis. We performed necropsy and confirmed intracerebral hematoma. This case reportdescribes the identification of intracerebral hematoma using ultrasonography.

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