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    Synovial cysts associated with cauda equina syndrome in two dogs (2006)

    Art
    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Autoren
    Forterre, Franck
    Kaiser, Stephan
    Garner, Michael
    Stadie, Bine
    Matiasek, Kaspar
    Schmahl, Wolfgang
    Brunnberg, Leo
    Quelle
    Veterinary surgery; 35(1) — S. 30–33
    ISSN: 0161-3499
    Sprache
    Englisch
    Verweise
    Pubmed: 16409406
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    OBJECTIVE:
    To report synovial cysts associated with cauda equina syndrome in 2 dogs.

    STUDY DESIGN:
    Clinical cases.

    ANIMALS:
    Two German Shepherd dogs.

    METHODS:
    After magnetic resonance imaging detection, cysts were surgically removed via dorsal laminectomy.

    RESULTS:
    Six and 8 months after surgery, both dogs were free of clinical signs and no pain was elicited on lumbosacral joint manipulation.

    CONCLUSION:
    Although described in dogs, cysts at the lumbosacral joint might cause compression of the cauda equina nerve roots. Radical excision of the cyst capsule can result in resolution of clinical signs.

    CLINICAL RELEVANCE:
    Synovial cysts should be considered in the differential diagnosis of dogs with cauda equina compression syndrome when lumbosacral degenerative joint disease is present.