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Surgical treatment of spinal cord compression in client owned dogs with different grades of neurological dysfunction

  • Kuricova, Maria ;
  • Ledecky, Valent ;
  • Liptak, Tomas
  • Received : 2015.12.26
  • Accepted : 2016.04.18
  • Published : 2016.06.30

Abstract

Our retrospective study reports the clinical findings and population characteristics of 81 surgically treated dogs for spinal cord compression. We compared the outcome of dogs with different grades of neurological dysfunction due to spinal cord compression and focused on the long-term outcome of surgical treatment, for which there are only a few recent records. We recorded a 13.6% recurrence, regardless of the degree of dysfunction. However, the degree of dysfunction negatively affected the recovery length.

Keywords

canine neurological diseases;decompression surgery;modified Griffith's score

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : Slovak academy of Sciences