Flashcards in Neuro - Formulating DDx and Diagnostic Plans Deck (7)
What does DAMNNIITTVP stand for?
D - Degenerative
A - Anomalous
M - Metabolic
N - Neoplastic
N - Nutritional
I - Inflammatory
I - Idiopathic
T - Trauma
T - Toxic
V - Vascular
P - Parasitic
What are differentials based on?
Age, species/breed, clinical signs, clinical course (sign/time), and location
A ____ localization often indicates a structural problem.
What are the common differentials for spinal diseases?
trauma, intervertebral disk disease, neoplasia, myelitis/meningitis, diskospondylitis/osteomyelitis, and vascular
What are the common differentials for brain diseases?
trauma, neoplasia, hydrocephalus, encephalitis/inflammation, cerebrovascular disease
What diagnostics are typically done for spinal diseases?
radiographs, advanced imaging (CT, MR), and CSF analysis