Degenerative lumbosacral stenosis in 18 dogs

Watt P.R. (1991) Degenerative lumbosacral stenosis in 18 dogs. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 32 3: 125-134. doi:10.1111/j.1748-5827.1991.tb00527.x

Author Watt P.R.
Title Degenerative lumbosacral stenosis in 18 dogs
Journal name Journal of Small Animal Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1748-5827
Publication date 1991-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1748-5827.1991.tb00527.x
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Volume 32
Issue 3
Start page 125
End page 134
Total pages 10
Subject 3404 Small Animals
Abstract Eighteen dogs with degenerative lumbosacral stenosis were presented to the University of Queensland Small Animal Clinic (UQSAC) over a three‐year period. Presenting clinical signs included lumbosacral pain (89 per cent), hindlimb paresis and proprioceptive deficits (56 per cent), lameness (49 per cent), flaccid tails (22 per cent), and urinary dysfunction (16 per cent). All 18 dogs were treated by decompressive laminectomy. Two dogs were also treated by a pin fixation‐fusion technique. The major compressive lesion was a type II disc protrusion (72 per cent). Seventeen dogs (94 per cent) showed improvement postoperatively with minimal complications. Confirmation of diagnosis is difficult in that many aged dogs without clinical signs show radiographic signs compatible with stenosis. Copyright
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