Spinal cord trauma in a cat caused by ingestion of a splinter

Tanaka T, Akiyoshi H, Shimazaki H, et al.

J Feline Med Surg 2012;14:155-157.

A 5-month-old male Abyssinian presented with right hemiplegia. Cervical radiographs, haematology and serum biochemistry were normal. A foreign body was identified on computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Removal of the foreign body was carried out via a dorsal approach between the occipital bone and the C1 vertebral body using intra-operative CT. No complications were encountered. Thirty days after surgery, the cat was ambulatory.