Case Report

Incomplete ossification of the humeral condyle in a young Dogue de Bordeaux

Authors
  • S. Favril
  • D. Van Vynckt
  • I. Gielen
  • A. Van Caelenberg
  • K. Vanderperren
  • B. Van Ryssen

Abstract

In this case report, an incomplete ossification of the humeral condyle in a Dogue de Bordeaux of eight months old is described. As a puppy, the dog had already been intermittently lame on the right front leg. Because of the breed and the clinical and radiographic findings, elbow dysplasia was primarily diagnosed. However, after computer tomographic examination, an incomplete ossification of the humeral condyle was found. This condition is less common than elbow dysplasia, and does not always cause limping. The dog was treated conservatively because of the mild clinical symptoms, and recovered spontaneously. The special features of this case include primarily the breed of the dog and his history. Incomplete ossification occurs mainly in Spaniels, and lameness is usually not observed in puppies. The evolution of the disease in this dog is atypical. This dog recovered spontaneously. This condition often causes persistent lameness. In some cases, an incomplete ossification leads to an atraumatic humeral condyle fracture.

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Favril, S. & Van Vynckt, D. & Gielen, I. & Van Caelenberg, A. & Vanderperren, K. & Van Ryssen, B., (2014) “Incomplete ossification of the humeral condyle in a young Dogue de Bordeaux”, Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 83(1), 21-27. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/vdt.v83i1.16672

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Published on
26 Feb 2014
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