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    Spinal fracture in a dog with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (2013)

    Art
    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Autoren
    Kornmayer, M
    Burger, M
    Amort, K
    Brunnberg, L (WE 20)
    Quelle
    Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology; 26(1) — S. 76–81
    ISSN: 0932-0814
    Sprache
    Englisch
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    DOI: 10.3415/VCOT-12-03-0036
    Pubmed: 23154408
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    A six-year-old, spayed female Weimaraner dog was first presented with the complaint of hindlimb paresis and then hindlimb paralysis two years later after colliding with a tree. Radiographs and computed tomography revealed spinal fractures at lumbar vertebrae (L)2-3 and at L4-5. In addition, the spinal column was affected by new bone formation along the vertebral bodies, bridging the disc spaces, as seen in diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). Open reduction and internal fixation was achieved with standard vertebral body plating. This is the first report of DISH-associated spinal fractures after minor trauma in a dog. Surgery resulted in return of the full function after the first, and in improvement of neurologic function after the second incident.