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Unusual presentation of bilateral stifle osteochondritis dissecans in two labrador retrievers
  1. Naomi Frances Earley1,
  2. Valentina Piola2,
  3. Heidi Radke3 and
  4. Raquel Salgüero4
  1. 1 Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Midlothian, UK
  2. 2 Vet CT Specialists, Cambridge, UK
  3. 3 Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  4. 4 Hospital Veterinario Puchol, Madrid, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Naomi Frances Earley; Naomi.Earley{at}


There are few published reports of CT findings for the diagnosis of stifle osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) in the dog. This report describes the radiographic and multidetector CT (MDCT) findings of two cases with bilateral stifle osteochondrosis and OCD lesions. In both cases, radiographs did not provide a complete picture of the pathology and CT was needed for a definitive diagnosis. In case 1, CT showed bilateral defects on the caudomedial part of the lateral femoral condyles with joint mice within the cranial right stifle joint. In case 2, CT showed large bilateral joint mice within the intercondylar fossa originating from the medial aspect of the lateral femoral condyles as well as a defect on the right medial femoral condyle. MDCT provided an accurate diagnosis in both these cases and facilitated surgical planning.

  • computed tomography (ct)
  • radiography
  • stifle
  • osteochondrosis
  • canine

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  • Contributors NFE drafted and revised the paper as primary author. VP was the radiologist who reported case 1 and provided the images for this case. VP also edited the drafted paper. HR was the surgeon involved and primary clinician in both cases. HR also edited the drafted paper. RS was the radiologist who reported case 2 and provided the images for this case. RS provided feedback throughout the drafting of the manuscript and was the supervisor for the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement There are no additional data available for this paper.

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