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Bilateral parieto-occipital dermoid sinuses in a Rottweiler
- Bornard, N., Pin, D., Carozzo, C.
- journal of small animal practice 2007 v.48 no.2 pp. 107-110
- dogs, dog diseases, case studies, Rottweiler, disease diagnosis, histopathology, resection, head, skull, sinuses, neural tube defects, congenital abnormalities
- Bilateral dermoid sinuses were identified on the parieto-occipital region of a Rottweiler. Diagnosis was confirmed by histological examination after successful complete surgical resection. The dermoid sinuses were independent with separate tracts. This unusual parasagittal location can be explained by craniofacial development: dermoid sinuses on the head could occur along the lines of embryological fusion and not only in the sagittal plane. A hypothesis of an origin at the level of the suture between the parietal and interparietal bones is possible in this case.