HYDROCEPHALUS IN DOGS

Cristina Fernoaga, M Codreanu, M Cornila
unpublished
Anomalous conditions, such as hydrocephalus often result in early fetal or neonatal death. If animals survive birth, they may have significant alterations in consciousness and behavioral development. Hydrocephalus can result in clinical signs due to loss of neurons or neuronal function alteration in ICP and all of its consequence. In young dogs, prior to ossification of the cranial sutures, hydrocephalus may contribute to abnormalities of skull development such as a thinning of the bone
more » ... of the bone structure, a dome-shaped or bossed appearance to the head or a persistent fontanelle.
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