Journal article

Magnetic resonance imaging appearance of hypertensive encephalopathy in a dog

Chloe A Bowman, Adrian Witham, Dayle Tyrrell, Sam N Long

Irish Veterinary Journal | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

A 16-year-old female spayed English Staffordshire terrier was presented for evaluation of a 10-month history of intermittent myoclonic episodes, and a one weeks history of short episodes of altered mentation, ataxia and collapse. Magnetic resonance imaging identified subcortical oedema, predominately in the parietal and temporal lobes and multiple cerebral microbleeds. Serum biochemistry, indirect blood pressure measurements and magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities were consistent with hypertensive encephalopathy secondary to chronic kidney disease.