New clinical oriented approaches are supported by the integration of advanced imaging techniques, e.g. computed tomography and magnetic resonance, with gross anatomy imaging. The interscapular region of the cat is a typical site of a highly invasive infiltrative pathology, i.e. Feline Injection-Site Sarcoma. Even if chemotherapy and radiotherapy have been considered as pre-surgical therapies, extensive surgery is still the recommended treatment. Evidence suggested that the relationships between muscles, infiltrative mass and adjacent musculoskeletal structures could change according to the forelimb positions: a fact to be duly considered while planning the surgical approach. Anatomic and tomographic atlases provide only images of the interscapular region from cats positioned with their forelimbs extended cranially, which means that, they do not record musculoskeletal modifications due to the forelimb movements. Aim of this study was to provide detailed images of the changes occurring in the musculoskeletal structures of the interscapular region of cats according to their forelimb position by comparing cross-sectional gross anatomy, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.
Advances in the anatomic study of the interscapular region of the cat / M. Longo, S.C. Modina, A. Bellotti, M. Di Giancamillo. - In: BMC VETERINARY RESEARCH. - ISSN 1746-6148. - 11:1(2015 Oct), pp. 249.1-249.9.
|Titolo:||Advances in the anatomic study of the interscapular region of the cat|
LONGO, MAURIZIO (Primo)
MODINA, SILVIA CLOTILDE (Corresponding)
DI GIANCAMILLO, MAURO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||cat; cadaver; interscapular region; cross sectional anatomy; gross anatomy; computed tomography; magnetic resonance imaging; double forelimb positioning; feline injection-site sarcoma; fibrosarcoma|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/01 - Anatomia degli Animali Domestici|
Settore VET/09 - Clinica Chirurgica Veterinaria
|Data di pubblicazione:||ott-2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12917-015-0562-y|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|