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Cauda equina syndrome treated by lumbosacral stabilisation in a cat.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19011712     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this case report, a case of cauda equina syndrome arising from lumbosacral disease in an eight-year-old Burmese cat is described. The cat had a history of chronic right pelvic limb lameness. Neurological evaluation was consistent with a lesion involving the cauda equina. Radiographic findings were consistent with a diagnosis of lumbosacral disease. Due to perceived dorsoventral lumbosacral instability, dorsal decompression and stabilisation of the lumbosacral junction was performed. An original method of spinal stabilisation for this indication is described. The cat had a successful long-term outcome with complete resolution of its presenting clinical signs.
M P Cariou; C K Störk; A F Petite; R M Rayward
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology : V.C.O.T     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0932-0814     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-17     Completed Date:  2009-02-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8906319     Medline TA:  Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  462-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Davies Veterinary Specialists, Manor Farm Business Park, Higham Gobion, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 3HR, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cat Diseases / surgery*
Decompression, Surgical / methods,  veterinary*
Lameness, Animal / surgery
Lumbar Vertebrae / surgery*
Polyradiculopathy / surgery,  veterinary*
Sacrum / surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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