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1 September 2004 USE OF COMPUTER TOMOGRAPHY FOR IMAGING OF CRASSICAUDA GRAMPICOLA IN A RISSO'S DOLPHIN (GRAMPUS GRISEUS)
Paolo Zucca, Giovanni Di Guardo, Roberto Pozzi-Mucelli, Dino Scaravelli, Marco Francese
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A mature male Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus) stranded along the coasts of Friuli Venezia Giulia, northeast Italy, in May 2001. Parasitic infection with Crassicauda grampicola is often found in the tympanic bullae and pterygoid sinuses in many of the Risso's dolphins examined from the same area. For this reason, it was decided to perform computed tomography of the head to assess this imaging technique for the diagnosis of crassicaudosis in dolphins. A full postmortem examination confirmed the pathologic findings of the computed tomography scan. This technique can be considered a useful adjunct in the diagnosis of cranial crassicaudosis in live dolphins.

Paolo Zucca, Giovanni Di Guardo, Roberto Pozzi-Mucelli, Dino Scaravelli, and Marco Francese "USE OF COMPUTER TOMOGRAPHY FOR IMAGING OF CRASSICAUDA GRAMPICOLA IN A RISSO'S DOLPHIN (GRAMPUS GRISEUS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 35(3), 391-394, (1 September 2004). https://doi.org/10.1638/02-098
Received: 30 December 2002; Published: 1 September 2004
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