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Title: 
Flexor enthesopathy in a Italian cane corso: diagnostic findings en treatment results
Author(s): 
L. STAMMELEER, E. DE BAKKER, E. STOCK, V. DEHUISSER, I. GIELEN, B. VAN RYSSEN
Abstract: 

 The pathological condition of the enthesis at the medial humerus epicondyle is referred to as flexorenthesopathy. Lesions include thickening, inflammation, fibrillation, partial rupture and calcificationof the enthesis. In this case report, the evolution of primary flexor enthesopathy in a 1,5-year-oldItalian cane corso is described. Several medical imaging techniques, i.e. radiography, ultrasound andcomputed tomography were used to diagnose primary flexor enthesopathy, in this case bilaterally. Anintra-articulair injection with methylprednisolone-acetate is regarded the standard treatment. The longterm follow-up was evaluated based on the clinical improvement, the size of the calcification and theincrease in osteoarthritis. 

Full text: 
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