Dorsal dens angulation and a Chiari type malformation in a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2000 Nov-Dec;41(6):521-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.2000.tb01882.x.


A nineteen month old Cavalier King Charles had clinical signs consistent with a cervical myelopathy. Radiologically there was abnormal angulation of the dens with cervical spinal cord compression and a Chiari type malformation of the atlanto-occipital region. The condition and method of investigation is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation / diagnostic imaging
  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation / veterinary*
  • Atlanto-Occipital Joint / abnormalities*
  • Atlanto-Occipital Joint / diagnostic imaging
  • Breeding
  • Cervical Vertebrae / abnormalities*
  • Cervical Vertebrae / diagnostic imaging
  • Dogs / abnormalities*
  • Female
  • Occipital Bone / abnormalities*
  • Occipital Bone / diagnostic imaging
  • Spinal Cord Compression / diagnostic imaging
  • Spinal Cord Compression / veterinary*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / veterinary