Intracranial migration of Eucoleus (Capillaria) boehmi in a dog. Academic Article uri icon


  • A 4-year-old, spayed-female great Dane was referred for surgical treatment of a suspected meningioma, diagnosed on magnetic resonance imaging 10days prior to presentation. The suspected meningioma was removed via image-guided stereotactic craniotomy. Histopathological diagnosis was severe, locally extensive, chronic meningoencephalitis with an intralesional nematode egg. The egg was morphologically consistent with Eucoleus boehmi, and aberrant migration into the cranial cavity was the presumed cause of this lesion. Three faecal samples were collected and revealed 4+ E. boehmi eggs. Treatment involved 110mg/kg fenbendazole (Panacur, Intervet) orally twice daily for 14days. Nematodes including E. boehmi are a previously un-recognised source of intracranial disease in dogs, and should be considered as a differential for mass-like lesions visualised by magnetic resonance imaging.

published proceedings

  • J Small Anim Pract

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Clark, A. C., Lpez, F. R., Levine, J. M., Cooper, J. J., Craig, T. M., Voges, A. K., Johnson, M. C., & Porter, B. F.

citation count

  • 25

complete list of authors

  • Clark, AC||L√≥pez, FR||Levine, JM||Cooper, JJ||Craig, TM||Voges, AK||Johnson, MC||Porter, BF

publication date

  • January 2013