A long-term study of 277 cases of equine sinonasal disease. Part 1: Details of horses, historical, clinical and ancillary diagnostic findings

WH Tremaine*, PM Dixon

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Abstract

The clinical and ancillary diagnostic findings in equine sinnasal disease were studied. The diagnoses in 277 referred (1984-1996) eases of equine sinonasal disease included the following (% all cases): 67 cases (24.2%) primary sinusitis, 61 (22.0%) dental sinusitis, 37 (13.4%) sinus cysts, 22 (7.9%) sinonasal neoplasia, 21 (7.6%) progressive ethmoid haematoma, 17 (6.1%) sinonasal trauma, 13 (4.7%) sinonasal mycosis, 11 (4.0%) rostral maxillary cheek tooth infection, 7 (2.5%) sinonasal polyps, 7 (2.5%) cases of nasal epidermal inclusion cysts and 14 (5.1%) miscellaneous sinonasal disorders. Many disorders showed similar clinical signs including nasal discharge (present in 88% of ah cases) and facial swelling (46%). Most disorders were chronic, with a median duration of signs of 12 weeks (range 3 days- 6 years) prior to referral. Sinus cysts and sinonasal neoplasia were significantly (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-282
Number of pages9
JournalEquine Veterinary Journal
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2001

Keywords

  • horse
  • equine paranasal sinus and nasal diseases
  • sinonasal endoscopy
  • sinonasal radiography
  • PARANASAL SINUS TUMORS
  • ETHMOIDAL HEMATOMA
  • DENTAL ABSCESSES
  • NASAL
  • NEOPLASMS
  • ANIMALS

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