Far lateral lumbar disc extrusion in a dachshund dog
- Jaehwan Kim Hyoju Kim Jeongyeon Hwang Kidong Eom
- Korean Journal of Veterinary Research(구 대한수의학회지)
- 제59권 제3호
- 등재여부 : KCI등재
- 165 - 169 (5 pages)
A 6-year-old Dachshund was presented with acute, non-localized pain without neurological dysfunction. Radiography revealed multiple calcifications of intervertebral discs and narrowing of disc space in the thoracolumbar region. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed calcified disc-like material entrapped in the left extraforaminal area and showed a displaced nerve root. Fenestration and removal of the extruded disc material were performed in a routine manner. Histopathological examination showed degenerative disc materials with severe calcification both in the nucleus pulposus and around the annulus fibrosis. Based on imaging, surgical, and histopathologic results, the dog was diagnosed with far lateral lumbar disc extrusion.