Association of cauda equina compression on magnetic resonance images and clinical signs in dogs with degenerative lumbosacral stenosis

Philipp Mayhew, Amy Kapatkin, Jeffrey A. Wortman, Charles H. Vite

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Abstract

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used to examine the lumbosacral spine of 27 dogs with degenerative lumbosacral stenosis. Four normal dogs were also similarly imaged. Compression of the soft-tissue structures within the vertebral canal at the lumbosacral space was assessed in two ways: by measuring dorsoventral diameter on T1-weighted sagittal images and cross-sectional area on transverse images. The severity of the clinical signs was compared to the severity of cauda equina compression. No significant correlation was found. It is concluded that degree of compression as determined by MRI at time of presentation is independent of disease severity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)555-562
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Volume38
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Cauda Equina
magnetic resonance imaging
Pathologic Constriction
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Dogs
dogs
spine (bones)
disease severity
Spine
tissues

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Association of cauda equina compression on magnetic resonance images and clinical signs in dogs with degenerative lumbosacral stenosis. / Mayhew, Philipp; Kapatkin, Amy; Wortman, Jeffrey A.; Vite, Charles H.

In: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, Vol. 38, No. 6, 11.2002, p. 555-562.

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