Surgical Treatment of a Meningoencephalocele in a Cat

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Objective:To report the clinical signs, imaging findings and surgical treatment of a meningoencephalocele in a cat.Study Design:Case report.Animal:Domestic shorthaired cat, 4 months old.Methods:A parietal meningoencephalocele was identified and characterized by magnetic resonance and computed tomography (CT) imaging. The abnormal tissue was excised and submitted for histopathology, and the meningeal and skull defects were reconstructed.Results:The cat made a full recovery and the episodes of aggression, restlessness and apparent discomfort that occurred before surgery ceased after surgical treatment. The cat was clinically normal 1 year postoperatively.Conclusion:Surgical management of meningoencephalocele in cats may be a viable treatment option.

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