Case Report

Complications in the diagnosis of OCD and LPC of the elbow in a young Dogue de Bordeaux

  • I. Comeyne
  • E. Coppieters
  • I. Gielen
  • B. Van Ryssen


This case report concerns a 14-month-old Dogue de Bordeaux with osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) and fragmented coronoid process (FCP). As to breed and age, this is a very typical case of elbow dysplasia. However, the different steps that were required to come to a correct diagnosis made the case to be particular. The dog was presented with complaints of acute progressive lameness. Based on clinical and radiographic examination, a presumptive diagnosis of bilateral FCP was made. No obvious primary lesions were found during arthroscopy. Due to persistent lameness, computed tomography was performed, which revealed an OCD lesion in the right elbow and a fissure in the left elbow. Eventually, both elbows were treated by means of a second arthroscopy, with good results. This case illustrates that arthroscopic inspection of the elbow should always be done thoroughly, especially for the detection of OCD and fissures as both lesions are sometimes difficult to be observed.

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Comeyne, I. & Coppieters, E. & Gielen, I. & Van Ryssen, B., (2012) “Complications in the diagnosis of OCD and LPC of the elbow in a young Dogue de Bordeaux”, Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 81(5), 283-289. doi:

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Published on
30 Oct 2012
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