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Hydrated nucleus pulposus herniation in seven dogs

Manunta, Maria Lucia Gabriella M. and Evangelisti, Maria Antonietta and Bergknut, Niklas and Grinwis, Guillaume Cornelis Maria and Ballocco, Isabella and Melj, B.P. (2015) Hydrated nucleus pulposus herniation in seven dogs. The Veterinary Journal, Vol. 203 (3), p. 342-344. ISSN 1090-0233. eISSN 1532-2971. Article.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2014.12.027


The clinical signs, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings, treatment and follow-up in seven dogs with hydrated nucleus pulposus extrusion (HNPE) are reported. All dogs had tetraparesis or tetraplegia. T2-weighted MRI revealed extradural hyperintense homogeneous material compressing the cervical spinal cord. After conservative treatment (five dogs) or surgical decompression (two dogs), all dogs returned to ambulatory function within 1 month. Follow-up MRI in conservatively treated dogs revealed complete disappearance of the extruded material. Histopathological examination of surgical specimens confirmed that the retrieved material was extruded nucleus pulposus with evidence of early degeneration.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:10720
Uncontrolled Keywords:Canine, hydrated nucleus pulposus extrusion, intervertebral disc degeneration, magnetic resonance imaging
Subjects:Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > VET/09 Clinica chirurgica veterinaria
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Medicina Veterinaria
Deposited On:16 Feb 2015 15:39

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