Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

MRI features of cervical articular process degenerative joint disease in Great Dane dogs with cervical spondylomyelopathy.
Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2012 May-Jun; 53(3):304-11.VR

Abstract

Cervical spondylomyelopathy or Wobbler syndrome commonly affects the cervical vertebral column of Great Dane dogs. Degenerative changes affecting the articular process joints are a frequent finding in these patients; however, the correlation between these changes and other features of cervical spondylomyelopathy are uncertain. We described and graded the degenerative changes evident in the cervical articular process joints from 13 Great Danes dogs with cervical spondylomyelopathy using MR imaging, and evaluated the relationship between individual features of cervical articular process joint degeneration and the presence of spinal cord compression, vertebral foraminal stenosis, intramedullary spinal cord changes, and intervertebral disc degenerative changes. Degenerative changes affecting the articular process joints were common, with only 13 of 94 (14%) having no degenerative changes. The most severe changes were evident between C4-C5 and C7-T1 intervertebral spaces. Reduction or loss of the hyperintense synovial fluid signal on T2-weighted MR images was the most frequent feature associated with articular process joint degenerative changes. Degenerative changes of the articular process joints affecting the synovial fluid or articular surface, or causing lateral hypertrophic tissue, were positively correlated with lateral spinal cord compression and vertebral foraminal stenosis. Dorsal hypertrophic tissue was positively correlated with dorsal spinal cord compression. Disc-associated spinal cord compression was recognized less frequently.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G61 1QH, UK.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22236021

Citation

Gutierrez-Quintana, Rodrigo, and Jacques Penderis. "MRI Features of Cervical Articular Process Degenerative Joint Disease in Great Dane Dogs With Cervical Spondylomyelopathy." Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound : the Official Journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association, vol. 53, no. 3, 2012, pp. 304-11.
Gutierrez-Quintana R, Penderis J. MRI features of cervical articular process degenerative joint disease in Great Dane dogs with cervical spondylomyelopathy. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2012;53(3):304-11.
Gutierrez-Quintana, R., & Penderis, J. (2012). MRI features of cervical articular process degenerative joint disease in Great Dane dogs with cervical spondylomyelopathy. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound : the Official Journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association, 53(3), 304-11. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-8261.2011.01912.x
Gutierrez-Quintana R, Penderis J. MRI Features of Cervical Articular Process Degenerative Joint Disease in Great Dane Dogs With Cervical Spondylomyelopathy. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2012 May-Jun;53(3):304-11. PubMed PMID: 22236021.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - MRI features of cervical articular process degenerative joint disease in Great Dane dogs with cervical spondylomyelopathy. AU - Gutierrez-Quintana,Rodrigo, AU - Penderis,Jacques, Y1 - 2012/01/11/ PY - 2011/07/24/received PY - 2011/11/17/accepted PY - 2012/1/13/entrez PY - 2012/1/13/pubmed PY - 2012/8/17/medline SP - 304 EP - 11 JF - Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association JO - Vet Radiol Ultrasound VL - 53 IS - 3 N2 - Cervical spondylomyelopathy or Wobbler syndrome commonly affects the cervical vertebral column of Great Dane dogs. Degenerative changes affecting the articular process joints are a frequent finding in these patients; however, the correlation between these changes and other features of cervical spondylomyelopathy are uncertain. We described and graded the degenerative changes evident in the cervical articular process joints from 13 Great Danes dogs with cervical spondylomyelopathy using MR imaging, and evaluated the relationship between individual features of cervical articular process joint degeneration and the presence of spinal cord compression, vertebral foraminal stenosis, intramedullary spinal cord changes, and intervertebral disc degenerative changes. Degenerative changes affecting the articular process joints were common, with only 13 of 94 (14%) having no degenerative changes. The most severe changes were evident between C4-C5 and C7-T1 intervertebral spaces. Reduction or loss of the hyperintense synovial fluid signal on T2-weighted MR images was the most frequent feature associated with articular process joint degenerative changes. Degenerative changes of the articular process joints affecting the synovial fluid or articular surface, or causing lateral hypertrophic tissue, were positively correlated with lateral spinal cord compression and vertebral foraminal stenosis. Dorsal hypertrophic tissue was positively correlated with dorsal spinal cord compression. Disc-associated spinal cord compression was recognized less frequently. SN - 1058-8183 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22236021/MRI_features_of_cervical_articular_process_degenerative_joint_disease_in_Great_Dane_dogs_with_cervical_spondylomyelopathy_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-8261.2011.01912.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -