Imaging diagnosis - Equine nasal septal thickening due to chronic chondritis

  • Sharma A
  • Thompson M
  • Schnabel L
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Abstract

We describe the use of computed tomography (CT) in a 6-year-old mare with upper airway obstruction due to an abnormally thick nasal septum. Upon CT imaging, multifocal, expansile cyst-like lesions were detected in the nasal septum. The histopathologic diagnosis was chronic dissecting chondritis. Resection of the abnormal nasal septum resulted in resolution of the clinical signs.

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  • CT
  • Chronic chondritis
  • Equine
  • Nasal septum
  • Upper airway obstruction

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Authors

  • Ajay Sharma

  • Margret S. Thompson

  • Lauren V. Schnabel

  • Asli Mete

  • Richard Hackett

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