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Spontaneous lumbar intervertebral disc protrusion in cats: literature review and case presentations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11716620     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reports on intervertebral disc disease in cats are rare in the veterinary literature. It has been postulated that intervertebral disc protrusion is a frequent finding during necropsy in cats, without having any clinical relevance (King and Smith 1958, King & Smith 1960a, King & Smith 1960b). However, a total of six cases with disc protrusions and clinically significant neurological deficits have been reported over the past decade. (Heavner 1971, Seim & Nafe 1981, Gilmore 1983, Littlewood et al 1984, Sparkes & Skerry 1990, Bagley et al 1995). As in dogs, there are also two types of intervertebral disc disease in cats: Hansen's type I (extrusion), and type II (herniation). Cervical spinal cord involvement was more commonly recognised in cats than the lumbar or the thoraco lumbar area. Cats over 15 years were mainly affected (King & Smith 1958, King & Smith 1960a, King & Smith 1960b). We describe two cats with lumbar intervertebral disc protrusions. Emphasis is placed on differential diagnoses, treatment and follow-up.
I Kathmann; S Cizinauskas; U Rytz; J Lang; A Jaggy
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of feline medicine and surgery     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1098-612X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Feline Med. Surg.     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-21     Completed Date:  2001-12-17     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100897329     Medline TA:  J Feline Med Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2000 European Society of Feline Medicine.
Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Clinic for Small Animals, University of Bern, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Cat Diseases / diagnosis*,  radiography,  surgery
Diagnosis, Differential
Intervertebral Disk Displacement / diagnosis,  veterinary*
Lumbar Vertebrae*

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