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Imaging diagnosis--enostosis-like lesion in the femur of a horse.
|Title||Imaging diagnosis--enostosis-like lesion in the femur of a horse.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Stieger SM, Kippenes-Skogmo H, Nilsson E|
|Journal||Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association|
|Date Published||2009 Sep-Oct|
|Keywords||Animals, Bone Diseases, Femur, Horse Diseases, Horses, Lameness, Animal, Radiopharmaceuticals, Technetium Tc 99m Medronate|
An enostosis-like lesion was diagnosed in the left femur of a Swedish Warmblood horse that had a left hindlimb lameness of 3 weeks duration. With scintigraphy using technetium 99m-hydroxymethylene diphosphonate (99mTc-HDP) a marked regional focal increase in radioactivity was identified in the medullary cavity of the left femur. Radiographically there was a corresponding focal increase in bone opacity in the middiaphysis of the left femur. Histopathologically, a 5cm area of bone matrix was present in the diaphysis of the left femur and confirmed as an enostosis-like lesion. Enostosis-like lesions should be considered as a source of pain in horses with difficult to localize, moderate to severe chronic lameness.
|Alternate Journal||Vet Radiol Ultrasound|