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Dicephalia in a bovine / Dicefalia em bovino

Santos, Marilúcia Campos dos; Azevedo, Zânder Fernandes Teixeira de; Pereira, Ariana Lima; Lacerda, Maira dos Santos Carneiro; Silva, Alexandre Redson Soares da; Pedroso, Pedro Miguel Ocampos; Macêdo, Juliana Targino Silva Almeida e.
Acta sci. vet. (Online); 44(supl): 01-03, 2016. ilus
Artigo em Português | VETINDEX | ID: vti-14978


Background: Congenital defects consist of structural or functional abnormalities present at birth, which partially or globally affect the systems. Among the defects are the conjoined twins, a rare congenital anomaly caused by fusion of two monozygotic embryos which can be classified according to the different sites of union. The Siamese twins and embryonic duplication are represented by a progressive series of malformations, since partial duplication of part of the body to the training almost full two bodies. Siamese twins occur in humans and in several animal species. Dicephalia refers to two totally separate heads. The aim of this study was to report a case of dicephalia in a bovine fetus. Case: A crossbred bovine fetus from a cow pregnant at. The animal was fixed by immersion in 10% formalin for sample collection. Muscles were dissected, with exposure of the bones of the right head, neck, forelimb, and hind limb. After dissection, the fetus was subjected to a preservation process by impregnation with glycerin. Next, internal organs were removed in bloc (from tongue to rectum) for evaluation of internal alterations. Additionally, radiographs of the spinal cord were performed to diagnose alterations by diagnostic imaging. Radiography revealed the presence of two skulls; two cervical spines, both with seven vertebrae; two thoracic spines, both with 13 vertebrae; and two lumbar [...](AU)
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