Thoracolumbar partial lateral corpectomy for the treatment of chronic intervertebral disc disease in 107 dogs

Published on Dec 1, 2015in Irish Veterinary Journal1.821
· DOI :10.1186/S13620-015-0056-Z
François-Xavier Ferrand4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Lyon),
Pierre Moissonnier8
Estimated H-index: 8
+ 4 AuthorsClaude Carozzo13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Lyon)
Background The purpose of this retrospective study was to assess short-and medium-term outcomes in dogs with chronic ventral thoracolumbar intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) treated by thoracolumbar partial lateral corpectomy (TLPLC). Dogs surgically treated for chronic ventral IVDD by TLPLC were included. For each dog, neurological status evolution and complications were reported. Factors that could have influenced neurological recovery were statistically tested.
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