Lytic/blastic bone lesion (ABL)

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  • View: 
    Lateral and VD

  • Defining characteristics:
    Presence of a lesion within the bone that is lytic/blastic, destruction of the cortex, periosteal reaction

  • Common differential diagnoses:
    Neoplasia, Osteomyelitis, metabolic bone disease, panosteitis, artifactual due to overlapping structures
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  • Helpful additional data:
    Has there been limping or pain?

  • Commonly associated diagnostics:
    Consider thoracic radiographs, consider fine needle aspiration or biopsy, and consider *SignalCare MDB in advance of medical or surgical therapy.

  • Commonly associated treatments:
    Discuss analgesia, discuss surgical options

  • Commonly associated home care:
    Based on treatment, cage rest vs surgery


*SignalCare MDB = CBC/Chemistry/Urinalysis/Thoracic ultrasound/Abdominal ultrasound