CC BY 4.0 · VCOT Open 2020; 03(01): e19-e22
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1702152
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Radioulnar Ischaemic Necrosis in a Dog with Concurrent Osteomyelitis and Bone Sequestration

Theresa L. Aller
1   Department of Diagnostic Imaging, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States
Kathryn L. Phillips
2   Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States
Amy S. Kapatkin
2   Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States
Katherine D. Watson
3   Department of Pathology, California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System, Davis, California, United States
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Funding None.
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Publication History

18 June 2019

07 January 2020

Publication Date:
02 April 2020 (online)


An 11-month-old intact female Golden Retriever presented for a 3- to 4-week history of right thoracic limb lameness. Computed tomography of the limb showed a sequestrum with a periosteal and endosteal reaction at the level of the nutrient foramen of the radius. Septic osteomyelitis was suspected based on cytology. Repeat examination and imaging revealed improvement in the lesion and resolution of the lameness. This lesion is similar to reports of radioulnar ischaemic necrosis, but is the first report with concurrent osteomyelitis and sequestration.

Authors’ Contributions

T.A. and K.P. contributed to the conception of study, study design, acquisition of data, data analysis and interpretation and drafting or revising of manuscript. A.K. contributed to the acquisition of data, data analysis and interpretation and drafting or revising of manuscript. K.W. contributed to acquisition of data and data analysis and interpretation. All the authors approved the submitted manuscript and agree to be accountable for all relevant content of the work.

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