Issue Two 2017
2017, Vol. 4, issue 2, (October)
Computed tomography angiography on the stifle region of the sheep
The purpose of this research is the observation of the blood vessels in the knee region of the sheep by computed tomography angiography. Four female lambs were examined. After providing operational access to a. femoralis catheter we introduced a catheter into the artery. We used the method spiral computed tomography to carry out the computer-based imaging. The spiral CT scanning was performed in transverse planes starting from the middle of the femur to the middle of the tibia. The slices were 1.5 mm thick, at 2 mm intervals. The scanning was done using computer software. The arteries and the veins in the knee region of the sheep are visualized as CT images (slices). The popliteal artery and vein, saphenous artery, medial saphenous vein are of utmost importance; in ruminants in particular, the lateral saphenous vein and a. genus media that are responsible for the blood supply to the cruciate ligaments. CT angiography is recommended for the diagnosis and monitoring of the impaired vascularization of the stifle joint structures of the sheep, which is supported by the results of this study.
Authors:Iliana Ruzhanova; Department “Anatomy, histology and physiology”, University of Forestry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – Sofia;;
Konstantin Aminkov; Department of Surgery, Radiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology; University of Forestry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Sofia;;
Bogdan Aminkov; Department of Surgery, Radiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology; University of Forestry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Sofia;;