TRANSVERSE TERMINAL HUMERAL BILATERAL HEMIMELIA IN A DOG – CASE REPORT

  • Thaís Almeida Moreira Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
  • Francineide Justino da Silva Medeiros Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
  • Marcelo Carrijo da Costa Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
  • Talita Cristina Modesto Universidade de Patos de Minas
  • Talita Lopes Serra Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
  • Suzana Akemi Tsuruta Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

Resumo

Hemimelia is a rare congenital anomaly, characterized by the absence of a part or the whole distal segment of a body member. It is usually unilateral and is classified according to the affected bone segments. In the transverse terminal hemimelia, there is the absence of the whole distal part of a body member, what is defined as congenital amputation. Several studies about cats and dogs concluded that radial hemimelia is the most usual. However, other types of this anomaly are rarely observed in dogs. Therefore, the aim of this study is to report a case of transverse terminal humeral bilateral hemimelia in a mixed-breed dog. In the physical exam was observed a bilateral malformation of the thoracic members. The radiographs revealed the presence of a well-developed scapula, humeral vestiges and the absence of other appendicular segments on the right and left antimeres, what made the hemimelia diagnosis possible. Consanguinity was the probable cause of the anomaly. Because of the scarcity of scientific reports about this pathology in dogs, further studies are needed to investigate the here observed.

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Biografia do Autor

Thaís Almeida Moreira, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
Graduação em Medicina Veterinária pela Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU). Atuante no programa de Residência Médica veterinária pela UFU.
Publicado
2016-12-07
Seção
Clinical Reports / Casos Clínicos