Diagnosing a Tooth Root Abscess in a Guinea Pig (Cavia porcellus) Using Micro Computed Tomography Imaging

Marcy J. Souza, Cheryl B. Greenacre, James S. Avenell, Jonathan Wall, Gregory B. Daniel

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Abstract

Abstract: Dental disease in rodents can be difficult to diagnose based on oral examination and radiography alone, but diagnosis can be aided with computed tomography (CT). An adult guinea pig presented with nonspecific signs of pain, mild exophthalmia, and strabismus. Initial complete blood count, plasma biochemistry, and radiographs were nondiagnostic, so high-resolution micro CT was performed. A diagnosis of a tooth root abscess of the left maxillary third molar and associated osteomyelitis was made based on CT images. Micro CT, which can provide superior resolution over conventional CT, has been used primarily for research purposes in veterinary medicine but proved beneficial in this case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-277
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Exotic Pet Medicine
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006

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Tooth Root
micro-computed tomography
abscess
computed tomography
guinea pigs
Abscess
Guinea Pigs
Tomography
image analysis
osteomyelitis
radiography
biochemistry
veterinary medicine
pain
mouth
teeth
Stomatognathic Diseases
rodents
Oral Diagnosis
Third Molar

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Diagnosing a Tooth Root Abscess in a Guinea Pig (Cavia porcellus) Using Micro Computed Tomography Imaging. / Souza, Marcy J.; Greenacre, Cheryl B.; Avenell, James S.; Wall, Jonathan; Daniel, Gregory B.

In: Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, Vol. 15, No. 4, 01.10.2006, p. 274-277.

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Souza, Marcy J. ; Greenacre, Cheryl B. ; Avenell, James S. ; Wall, Jonathan ; Daniel, Gregory B. / Diagnosing a Tooth Root Abscess in a Guinea Pig (Cavia porcellus) Using Micro Computed Tomography Imaging. In: Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine. 2006 ; Vol. 15, No. 4. pp. 274-277.
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