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Comparison of recovery times and complication rates between a modified slanted slot and the standard ventral slot for the treatment of cervical disc disease in 20 dogs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17543018     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To compare the recovery times and complication rates between the standard ventral slot and the modified slanted ventral slot for the treatment of cervical disc disease in dogs with the same neurological grade. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of an equal number of cervical disc cases for each procedure was carried out specifically to determine the recovery times and complication rates. To allow for meaningful comparison only dogs that had the same neurological grade were selected. Outcomes were determined by time to recover and the resolution of symptoms and complications were graded in terms of severity. RESULTS: The standard ventral slot cases had a higher complication rate than the modified slanted slot cases with one case dying in the postoperative period. However, the modified slanted slot cases on average had a marginally slower recovery time than standard ventral slot cases. CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE: Ventral decompression using the modified slanted slot instead of the standard ventral slot will allow for spinal decompression with potentially less destabilisation, and incur a similar incidence of complications and rate of recovery.
W McCartney
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-06-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of small animal practice     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0022-4510     ISO Abbreviation:  J Small Anim Pract     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-06     Completed Date:  2007-11-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0165053     Medline TA:  J Small Anim Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  498-501     Citation Subset:  IM    
Veterinary Hospital, 38 Warrenhouse Road, Baldoyle, Dublin 13, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Cervical Vertebrae / surgery*
Decompression, Surgical / methods,  mortality,  veterinary*
Dog Diseases / mortality,  pathology,  surgery*
Intervertebral Disk Displacement / mortality,  pathology,  surgery,  veterinary*
Postoperative Complications / veterinary*
Retrospective Studies
Severity of Illness Index
Survival Analysis
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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