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Intervertebral T3-T4 Disc Extrusions in Two German Shepherd Dogs.
J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2019 May/Jun; 55(3):e55303.JA

Abstract

Although intervertebral disc extrusions are extremely frequent in dogs, those affecting the cranial thoracic spine in large-breed dogs have not been reported. In this case report, the clinical, radiological, surgical, and histopathological findings in two German shepherd dogs with T3-T4 disc extrusions are reported. Clinical and imaging findings (acute onset and radiological evidence of lateralized disc material dispersed beyond the margins of the intervertebral disc space) allowed proper diagnosis of disc extrusion. Decompressive surgery via hemilaminectomy was performed in both patients with favorable outcomes. Intervertebral disc extrusions should be considered as a differential diagnosis of large-breed dogs with acute onset, upper-thoracic spinal cord disease. Imaging findings can aid in differentiating thoracic intervertebral disc extrusions from protrusions, thus leading to appropriate treatment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

From Hospital Clínico Veterinario, Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, Madrid, Spain.From Hospital Clínico Veterinario, Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, Madrid, Spain.From Hospital Clínico Veterinario, Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, Madrid, Spain.From Hospital Clínico Veterinario, Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, Madrid, Spain.From Hospital Clínico Veterinario, Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, Madrid, Spain.From Hospital Clínico Veterinario, Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, Madrid, Spain.From Hospital Clínico Veterinario, Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, Madrid, Spain.From Hospital Clínico Veterinario, Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, Madrid, Spain.

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Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30870609

Citation

Mateo, Isidro, et al. "Intervertebral T3-T4 Disc Extrusions in Two German Shepherd Dogs." Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, vol. 55, no. 3, 2019, pp. e55303.
Mateo I, Vet L, Paniagua R, et al. Intervertebral T3-T4 Disc Extrusions in Two German Shepherd Dogs. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2019;55(3):e55303.
Mateo, I., Vet, L., Paniagua, R., Vet, G., Cloquell, A., Vet, L., Vazquez, F., & Vet, L. (2019). Intervertebral T3-T4 Disc Extrusions in Two German Shepherd Dogs. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, 55(3), e55303. https://doi.org/10.5326/JAAHA-MS-6883
Mateo I, et al. Intervertebral T3-T4 Disc Extrusions in Two German Shepherd Dogs. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2019 May/Jun;55(3):e55303. PubMed PMID: 30870609.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Intervertebral T3-T4 Disc Extrusions in Two German Shepherd Dogs. AU - Mateo,Isidro, AU - Vet,Lic, AU - Paniagua,Rocio, AU - Vet,Grado, AU - Cloquell,Ana, AU - Vet,Lic, AU - Vazquez,Fernando, AU - Vet,Lic, Y1 - 2019/03/14/ PY - 2019/3/15/pubmed PY - 2019/9/17/medline PY - 2019/3/15/entrez SP - e55303 EP - e55303 JF - Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association JO - J Am Anim Hosp Assoc VL - 55 IS - 3 N2 - Although intervertebral disc extrusions are extremely frequent in dogs, those affecting the cranial thoracic spine in large-breed dogs have not been reported. In this case report, the clinical, radiological, surgical, and histopathological findings in two German shepherd dogs with T3-T4 disc extrusions are reported. Clinical and imaging findings (acute onset and radiological evidence of lateralized disc material dispersed beyond the margins of the intervertebral disc space) allowed proper diagnosis of disc extrusion. Decompressive surgery via hemilaminectomy was performed in both patients with favorable outcomes. Intervertebral disc extrusions should be considered as a differential diagnosis of large-breed dogs with acute onset, upper-thoracic spinal cord disease. Imaging findings can aid in differentiating thoracic intervertebral disc extrusions from protrusions, thus leading to appropriate treatment. SN - 1547-3317 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30870609/Intervertebral_T3_T4_Disc_Extrusions_in_Two_German_Shepherd_Dogs_ L2 - http://jaaha.org/doi/10.5326/JAAHA-MS-6883?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -