Ependymoma okozta epilepsziás rohamok és szerzett májelégtelenség egy labrador retrieverben - Esetismertetés
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SUMMARY The authors present in their study a Labrador retriever with chronic nervous systemdisorder to demonstrate how could a progressively increasing primary braintumour (as histopathological fi ndings later confi rmed, an ependymoma) affect an animal’s attitude, pathological and compulsive behaviour, causing epileptic seizures, while disrupting physiological function of the frontal and temporal lobes, and also the limbic system. In addition to the gradually ingravescent and diverse clinical symptoms, compulsive behaviours (especially abnormal appetite over several years) caused great damage of the gastrointestinal tract and detoxifying-system, which ultimately led to subsequent liver failure so extended that deterioration of medical condition could not be reversed. Therefore, the authors emphasize the importance of comprehensive professional collaboration, detailed knowledge about the patient’s medical history and habits, and targeted testing for diseases which could lead to early detection and choosing the most effective treatment.