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Chiari-like malformation is a condition characterized by a mismatch in volume between the caudal cranial fossa, which is too small, and the brain, too big, leading to foramen magnum obstruction and secondary syringomyelia - fluid filled cavities within the spinal cord parenchyma. The aim of the...

Author(s)
Cucoș, C. A.; Barut, A.; Radu, C.; Ionașcu, I.; Vlagioiu, C.
Publisher
University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Citation
Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, 2018, 64, 1, pp 34-37
Abstract

Syringomyelia is a neurological disease characterized by a tubular cavitation of the spinal cord parenchyma. The tubular cavitation contains cerebrospinal fluid, extends over several segments and is most often found in the cervical cord. Syringomyelia is a rare disease in the dog, except in...

Author(s)
Stigen, Ø.; Aas, R. A.
Publisher
Den Norske Veterinærforening, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Norsk Veterinærtidsskrift, 2006, 118, 3, pp 141-149
Abstract

Chiari-like malformation (CM) and syringomyelia (SM) are common illnesses that can cause debilitating neuropathic pain in Cavalier King Charles spaniels (CKCS). The current imaging modality to screen CKCS for CM/SM is MRI of the brain and cervical spine. Magnetic resonance imaging provides good...

Author(s)
Weber, S. M.; Hostnik, E. T.; Drost, W. T.; Hamlin, A. N.; Ledesma, M. A.; Timperman, L.; Hechler, A. C.; Cole, L. K.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 2020, 61, 4, pp 444-452
Abstract

Background: Although Chiari-like malformation (CM) and syringomyelia (SM) have been described in many small breed dogs, the prevalence and clinical manifestations of this complex have not been documented in a large cohort of American Brussels Griffon (ABG) dogs. Objectives: To characterize the...

Author(s)
Freeman, A. C.; Platt, S. R.; Kent, M.; Huguet, E.; Rusbridge, C.; Holmes, S.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2014, 28, 5, pp 1551-1559
Abstract

Modern interpretation of head conformation in the Cavalier King Charles spaniel (CKCS) has favoured a smaller, more exaggerated, brachycephalic type than originally described in the 1929 breed standard. Recent research studies identified brachycephaly and reduced hind cranium as two conformational...

Author(s)
Knowler, S. P.; Gillstedt, L.; Mitchell, T. J.; Jovanovik, J.; Volk, H. A.; Rusbridge, C.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2019, 184, 4, pp 122
Abstract

Background: Syringomyelia (SM) is a painful neurological condition, prevalent in brachycephalic toy breeds including the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (CKCS). In these breeds, SM is typically secondary to Chiari-like Malformation (CM). There has been much debate in the scientific and veterinary...

Author(s)
Mitchell, T. J.; Knowler, S. P.; Berg, H. van den; Sykes, J.; Rusbridge, C.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Canine Genetics and Epidemiology, 2014, 1, 9, pp (29 July 2014)
News Article

The British Veterinary Association/Kennel Club Canine Health Schemes (CHS) management committee has given the go-ahead for a new scheme to screen dogs, particularly potential breeding stock, for chiari-like malformation and syringomyelia (CM/SM) to start in January 2012.

Date
23 September 2011

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