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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-51166

Schmied, O; Golini, L; Steffen, F (2011). Effectiveness of cervical hemilaminectomy in canine Hansen Type I and Type II disk disease: A retrospective study on 41 cases. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, 47(5):342-350.

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Medical records of 41 dogs, including 15 small breed dogs (<15 kg) and 26 large breed dogs (>15 kg), with cervical intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) that underwent a hemilaminectomy were reviewed. Dogs were diagnosed using myelography, computed tomography/myelography, or MRI, and dogs were classified as having either Hansen Type I disc extrusion or Hansen Type II disc protrusion located ventrally, ventrolaterally, or laterally within the cervical spinal canal. The most common clinical presentation was ambulatory tetraparesis and/or lameness (44%). The most affected sites for cervical IVDD were between the sixth and seventh cervical vertebrae (C6–C7; 78% of Hansen Type II discs) and C2–C3 (86% of Hansen Type I discs). Treatment was effective in 88% of dogs. Five large breed dogs (12%) did not improve. In dogs with a Hansen Type I disc extrusion, clinical signs improved in 96% of the cases. In dogs with a Hansen Type II disc protrusion, an excellent and good outcome was seen in 47% and 32% of cases, respectively. Outcome was significantly better for small breed dogs and dogs with Hansen Type I disc disease compared with large breed dogs and dogs with Hansen Type II disc disease.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Deposited On:29 Nov 2011 13:40
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:06
Publisher:AAHA: American Animal Hospital Assioation
Publisher DOI:10.5326/JAAHA-MS-560
PubMed ID:21852506

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