Prospective Study

Helical computed tomographic-dacryocystography in adult pet dwarf rabbits: procedure and normal appearance

Authors
  • J. Fritz
  • H. Gaillot
  • Y. Ruel

Abstract

Partial or complete nasolacrimal drainage system (NLDS) occlusion is a common clinical concern in rabbits. It can be assumed that computed tomographic-dacryocystography (CTDCG) might be an efficient technique in this indication. In this prospective study, the technique of CT-DCG and the appearance of the NLDS in eight healthy rabbits on CT-DCG images are described. The quality of visualization of bony structures adjacent to the NLDS was good on pre-contrast computed tomographic images. The bony lacrimal canal had a smooth contour, a regular diameter, and its mean dimensions are provided. CT-DCG technique was easy to perform and offered a good visualization of the NLDS including anatomical narrowings and bendings. CT-DCG is a minimally invasive and informative technique for evaluating the NLDS in rabbits. Its diagnostic usefulness in exploring nasolacrimal diseases remains to be specified in this species.

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Fritz, J. & Gaillot, H. & Ruel, Y., (2020) “Helical computed tomographic-dacryocystography in adult pet dwarf rabbits: procedure and normal appearance”, Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 89(6), 299-308. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/vdt.v89i6.17412

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Published on
29 Dec 2020
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