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Intramedullary spinal cord damage associated with intervertebral disk material in a dog.
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2002 Dec 01; 221(11):1594-6, 1574-5.JA

Abstract

Intervertebral disk extrusions into the spinal cord are rarely reported in veterinary medicine, and only necropsy findings are described in previous reports. It is hypothesized that a disk lesion results in forceful injection of disk material into the spinal cord. In the 3-year-old Miniature Doberman Pinscher of our report, acute clinical signs and results of magnetic resonance imaging were consistent with this disease and helped determine the extent and character of the lesions. Alteration in the appearance of the nucleus pulposus was important in determining that intervertebral disk disease may have been present in this dog. However, a definitive diagnosis of intramedullary disk extrusion can be made only via histologic examination of a biopsy specimen or at necropsy. The dog improved substantially after surgical decompression of the spinal cord, and histologic findings in a biopsy specimen of material found within the spinal cord were consistent with mature degenerate intervertebral disk material.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-6610, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12479331

Citation

Sanders, Sean G., et al. "Intramedullary Spinal Cord Damage Associated With Intervertebral Disk Material in a Dog." Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, vol. 221, no. 11, 2002, pp. 1594-6, 1574-5.
Sanders SG, Bagley RS, Gavin PR. Intramedullary spinal cord damage associated with intervertebral disk material in a dog. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2002;221(11):1594-6, 1574-5.
Sanders, S. G., Bagley, R. S., & Gavin, P. R. (2002). Intramedullary spinal cord damage associated with intervertebral disk material in a dog. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 221(11), 1594-6, 1574-5.
Sanders SG, Bagley RS, Gavin PR. Intramedullary Spinal Cord Damage Associated With Intervertebral Disk Material in a Dog. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2002 Dec 1;221(11):1594-6, 1574-5. PubMed PMID: 12479331.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Intramedullary spinal cord damage associated with intervertebral disk material in a dog. AU - Sanders,Sean G, AU - Bagley,Rodney S, AU - Gavin,Patrick R, PY - 2002/12/14/pubmed PY - 2003/3/4/medline PY - 2002/12/14/entrez SP - 1594-6, 1574-5 JF - Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association JO - J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc. VL - 221 IS - 11 N2 - Intervertebral disk extrusions into the spinal cord are rarely reported in veterinary medicine, and only necropsy findings are described in previous reports. It is hypothesized that a disk lesion results in forceful injection of disk material into the spinal cord. In the 3-year-old Miniature Doberman Pinscher of our report, acute clinical signs and results of magnetic resonance imaging were consistent with this disease and helped determine the extent and character of the lesions. Alteration in the appearance of the nucleus pulposus was important in determining that intervertebral disk disease may have been present in this dog. However, a definitive diagnosis of intramedullary disk extrusion can be made only via histologic examination of a biopsy specimen or at necropsy. The dog improved substantially after surgical decompression of the spinal cord, and histologic findings in a biopsy specimen of material found within the spinal cord were consistent with mature degenerate intervertebral disk material. SN - 0003-1488 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12479331/Intramedullary_spinal_cord_damage_associated_with_intervertebral_disk_material_in_a_dog_ L2 - http://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/full/10.2460/javma.2002.221.1594?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -