SUBEPENDYMAL GLIONEURONAL HAMARTOMA IN THE MESENCEPHALIC AQUEDUCT OF A GIRAFFE

Author(s) Jennifer Koehler, D.V.M., Dipl. A.C.V.P, Nancy Cox, D.V.M., Ph.D., Thomas Passler, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dipl. A.C.V.I.M., and Dwight Wolfe, D.V.M., M.S., Dipl. A.C.T.
Year Published2012
JournalJournal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Page Numbers629-631
Size248.18 KB
Abstract:

A 1-day-old male giraffe calf (Giraffa camelopardalis) was submitted for necropsy examination after sustaining postnatal head trauma from the cow. In addition to the expected findings of severe cerebral edema and epidural and subarachnoid hemorrhage, there also was present an incidental finding of a subependymal glioneuronal aqueductal hamartoma. Reports of this type of congenital lesion are rare in the human literature, and the lesion has not, to the authors’ knowledge, previously been reported in this or any other veterinary species.

Key words: Brain, congenital, giraffe, hamartoma, mesencephalic aqueduct.

Authors: Jennifer Koehler, D.V.M., Dipl. A.C.V.P, Nancy Cox, D.V.M., Ph.D., Thomas Passler, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dipl. A.C.V.I.M., and Dwight Wolfe, D.V.M., M.S., Dipl. A.C.T.

Journal: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine


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