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Degenerative lumbosacral stenosis in dogs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20732601     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Degenerative lumbosacral stenosis (DLSS) is the most common disorder of the caudal lumbar spine in dogs. This article reviews the management of this disorder and highlights the most important new findings of the last decade. Dogs with DLSS are typically neuro-orthopedic patients and can be presented with varying clinical signs, of which the most consistent is lumbosacral pain. Due to the availability of advanced imaging techniques such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging that allow visualization of intervertebral disc degeneration, cauda equina compression, and nerve root entrapment, tailor-made treatments can be adopted for the individual patient. Current therapies include conservative treatment, decompressive surgery, and fixation-fusion of the L7-S1 junction. New insight into the biomechanics and pathobiology of DLSS and developments in minimally invasive surgical techniques will influence treatment options in the near future.
Björn P Meij; Niklas Bergknut
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1878-1306     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Clin. North Am. Small Anim. Pract.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-24     Completed Date:  2010-11-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7809942     Medline TA:  Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  983-1009     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, PO Box 80.154, Yalelaan 108, NL-3508 TD, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Cauda Equina / physiopathology
Dog Diseases / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Intervertebral Disk Degeneration / diagnosis,  therapy,  veterinary*
Lumbosacral Region / physiopathology
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis,  therapy,  veterinary*
Spinal Stenosis / diagnosis,  therapy,  veterinary*
Treatment Outcome

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