Authors: ÖMER BEŞALTI, SAİT TONG, AHMET ÖZAK, FARUK AKIN
Abstract: A five-year-old male Great Dane was presented with nonambulatory tetraparesis and during the drip follow-up period its neurologic status became worse, despite conservative management for 10 days. Ligamentum flavum disease, dorsal bony compression and malformation of the articular process were diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A dorsal laminectomy was performed. Physiotherapy, including massage, flexion and extension of the limbs, was done twice a day. Voluntary standing and walking were observed during the fourth week after the operation. From a telephone conversation with the owner it was determined that there was no problem in standing up and trotting in the 6 th month after the operation.
Keywords: Caudal Cervical Spondylomyelopathy, Ligamentum Flavum Disease, Dorsal Laminectomy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Dog.
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