Successful surgical treatment of mandibulo-zygomatic arch synostosis secondary to trauma in a dog.

Authors: 
Monteiro BP, Gibson T, Bratton A.
Volume: 
53
Number: 
4
Pages: 
395-8
Journal: 
Can Vet J
Date: 
2012 Apr

This is a report of mandibulo-zygomatic arch synostosis in a dog 7 mo after trauma to the maxilla. Advanced diagnostic imaging was considered essential for characterization of the condition and treatment planning. Surgical excision of the bony proliferation and physiotherapy resulted in improved function within 6 wk.