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J S Afr Vet Assoc. 1996 Sep;67(3):155-7.

Dermoid sinus in a crossbred Rhodesian ridgeback dog involving the second cervical vertebra.

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Department of Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, South Africa.


A 4-year-old neutered Rhodesian ridgeback/dalmatian crossbred bitch was presented with a cervical, dorsal midline cutaneous swelling after 2 unsuccessful attempts at surgical resection of a dermoid sinus. Radiographs of the cervical spine indicated a C2 transosseous communication with the vertebral canal. Ultrasonographic evaluation demonstrated 2 interlinking cavities terminating close to C2. Complete resection of the sinus tract necessitated a partial dorsal laminectomy. Histology confirmed the diagnosis. This case is compared to similar cases in the literature.

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