Scientific Works Series C. Veterinary Medicine

PRINT ISSN 2065-1295, ISSN-L: 2065-1295, ISSN CD: 2343-9394,ISSN ONLINE 2067-3663


Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXIX, Issue 1
Written by Raluca Mihaela TURBATU, Cristina FERNOAGĂ, Alexandru Gabriel NEAGU, Roxana-Mariana IGNĂTESCU (ȚÎMPĂU), Constantin VLĂGIOIU

Neurological pathology has known a marked expansion in recent years in veterinary practice in Romania, the diversity and complexity of cases representing a constant challenge for clinicians. Consequently, the diagnostic methodology was in a continuous dynamic, being influenced by the particularities of each patient and the accuracy of the available diagnostic methods. However, identifying the localisation of the lesion according to the correspondence of the neurological deficits with the functional segment of the brain (forebrain, brainstem, cerebellum, vestibular apparatus) remained an essential stage. Decerebrate rigidity, a comatose mental status accompanied by a decrease in the activity of the vital centres, and multiple deficits of the cranial nerves are cardinal signs of a brain stem lesion. This paper aims to present the clinical, neurological, and imaging features of 15 patients (dogs and cats) diagnosed with brainstem deficits in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, in 2021. Each case was conducted according to a standard protocol and the results were analysed to observe the population dynamics and possible predisposing factors.

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