Magnetic resonance imaging assisted management in five cases of suspected quittor

Lucinda J Meehan, Sarah E Taylor, Raphael Labens, Eugenio Cillán-García

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Objectives: Assessment of the usefulness of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in treatment planning in suspected cases of quittor in the horse.METHODS: Five horses with chronic discharging tracts at the level of the foot underwent MRI for treatment planning.
Results: The MRI examination revealed variable involvement of soft tissue and osseous structures of the foot in addition to abnormalities of the ungular cartilages in all cases. In two cases, follow-up MRI examination was performed. Four of five horses had a successful outcome, with three of these undergoing only one surgical procedure and one being managed medically.
Clinical significance: We believe that the use of preoperative MRI facilitated accurate determination of the structures involved in cases of quittor, guiding the management, surgical approach and postoperative therapy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-82
Number of pages8
JournalVeterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Issue number1
Early online date2015
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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