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Virginia Tech

1. Wood, Brett. Endoscopic-Assisted Lumbosacral Foraminotomy in the Dog.

Degree: MS, Veterinary Medical Sciences, 2004, Virginia Tech

Objective - To determine if an endoscopic-assisted foraminotomy significantly increases the area of the L7-S1 intervertebral foramen and if, over a 12-week time period, there is stenosis of the treated foramen. Study Design - Prospective, experimental study Animal Population - Six, clinically normal adult dogs. Methods - Using endoscopic assistance a unilateral L7-S1 foraminotomy was performed. Computed tomography of the region was performed in the pre-operative, immediately post-operative and 12-week post-operative time periods. Parasagittal area measurements were obtained at the entry, middle and exit zones of the treatment and control foramen for each period. Objective and subjective data were compared among dogs, by time period and treatment status. Results - Endoscopic assisted foraminotomy resulted in a significant increase in the mean parasagittal foramen area (mPFA) of the entry and middle zones in the immediate post-operative period. The exit zone was not made significantly larger at any time period. The foramen remained significantly larger at the 12-week post-operative period in the middle zone only. However, some decrease in the surgically created foramen enlargement occurred at all three levels. The dogs tolerated the procedure well, but did have a mild, temporary delay of functional return post-operatively. Conclusions - Endoscopic assisted foraminotomy in the canine patient can be performed for certain regions of the foramen allowing enhanced visibility in the spinal canal during the procedure. The foramen can be surgically enlarged at the entry and middle zones using this technique. There is some reduction of the foraminal enlargement at 12-weeks post-operative. The clinical significance of this reduction is not evident from this study. Clinical Relevance - Endoscopic assisted foraminotomy could be used to improve intra-operative visualization in dogs with foraminal stenosis as a component of degenerative lumbosacral stenosis. Advisors/Committee Members: Lanz, Otto I. (committeechair), Shires, Peter K. (committee member), Jones, Jeryl C. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Lumbosacral disease; Foraminal stenosis; Foraminotomy; Dogs

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APA (6th Edition):

Wood, B. (2004). Endoscopic-Assisted Lumbosacral Foraminotomy in the Dog. (Masters Thesis). Virginia Tech. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10919/9737

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Wood, Brett. “Endoscopic-Assisted Lumbosacral Foraminotomy in the Dog.” 2004. Masters Thesis, Virginia Tech. Accessed October 30, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10919/9737.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Wood, Brett. “Endoscopic-Assisted Lumbosacral Foraminotomy in the Dog.” 2004. Web. 30 Oct 2020.

Vancouver:

Wood B. Endoscopic-Assisted Lumbosacral Foraminotomy in the Dog. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Virginia Tech; 2004. [cited 2020 Oct 30]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/9737.

Council of Science Editors:

Wood B. Endoscopic-Assisted Lumbosacral Foraminotomy in the Dog. [Masters Thesis]. Virginia Tech; 2004. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/9737


Technical University of Lisbon

2. Silva, Sara Filipa Gonçalves Reis. Surgical treatment of degenerative lumbosacral stenosis in the dog : a critical appraisal.

Degree: 2016, Technical University of Lisbon

Dissertação de Mestrado Integrado em Medicina Veterinária

Degenerative lumbosacral stenosis (DLSS) is the compression of the cauda equina caused by protrusion of supportive tissues into the vertebral canal. Young adult, male, and large-breed dogs seem to be predisposed to this condition, although it can also affect cats. When medical treatment fails to provide adequate relief of clinical signs associated with DLSS, surgical treatment is often performed. Although several surgical modalities to treat DLSS have been reported, definitive criteria for surgical technique preference are currently lacking. Critical appraisal is the process of systematically examining research evidence to judge its trustworthiness, its value and relevance in a particular context. Therefore it is essential to make informed decisions in clinical practice. The main objective of this study was to critically appraise the literature reporting the results of surgical treatment of DLSS; to identify gaps in current knowledge and ensure there is justification for future research on the subject; and to propose study characteristics that would enrich the conduct and reporting of these studies. A critical appraisal tool that examined the conduct and reporting of each study was designed. After a systematic search and screening of the literature, 17 papers were critically appraised. Results showed that 94% of included studies did not clearly report inclusion and exclusion criteria and in 71% it was unclear whether consecutive inclusion of participants was applied. 94% of studies reported age, breed, and sex of the participants, and 65% did not report duration and prevalence of clinical signs. In 76% of studies, the condition was not measured in a standard and reliable way. Identification of the condition was performed using radiography in 88% of studies, CT in 29%, and MRI in 53%. It was considered that 47% of included studies did not clearly describe the intervention. Objective outcome measures were used in 35% of studies and clinical practical guidance was provided by all included studies. Although case series rank relatively low in the evidence hierarchy and have several limitations, results demonstrate that there is room for improvement of the conduct and reporting quality of case series so that rigorous data can be generated and analysed, to inform research design, guide clinical practice, and improve veterinary healthcare delivery.

RESUMO - A estenose lombossagrada degenerativa é a compressão da cauda equina causada pela protusão de tecidos de suporte no canal vertebral. Apesar de também poder afetar gatos, cães de raça grande, machos e jovens adultos parecem ter predisposição para esta doença. Quando o tratamento médico não promove o alívio dos sinais clínicos associados à estenose lombossagrada degenerativa, o tratamento cirúrgico é uma escolha frequente. Apesar de já terem sido descritas diversas técnicas cirúrgicas para o tratamento de estenose lombossagrada degenerativa, não há critérios definitivos para a escolha de uma ou outra técnica. A…

Advisors/Committee Members: Saulnier-Troff, François-Guillaume, Carreira, Luis Miguel Alves.

Subjects/Keywords: dog; degenerative lumbosacral stenosis; cauda equina syndrome; lumbosacral disease; critical appraisal; surgical treatment; cão; estenose lombossagrada degenerativa; síndrome de cauda equina; doença lombossagrada; análise crítica; tratamento cirúrgico

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APA (6th Edition):

Silva, S. F. G. R. (2016). Surgical treatment of degenerative lumbosacral stenosis in the dog : a critical appraisal. (Thesis). Technical University of Lisbon. Retrieved from http://www.rcaap.pt/detail.jsp?id=oai:www.repository.utl.pt:10400.5/12719

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Silva, Sara Filipa Gonçalves Reis. “Surgical treatment of degenerative lumbosacral stenosis in the dog : a critical appraisal.” 2016. Thesis, Technical University of Lisbon. Accessed October 30, 2020. http://www.rcaap.pt/detail.jsp?id=oai:www.repository.utl.pt:10400.5/12719.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Silva, Sara Filipa Gonçalves Reis. “Surgical treatment of degenerative lumbosacral stenosis in the dog : a critical appraisal.” 2016. Web. 30 Oct 2020.

Vancouver:

Silva SFGR. Surgical treatment of degenerative lumbosacral stenosis in the dog : a critical appraisal. [Internet] [Thesis]. Technical University of Lisbon; 2016. [cited 2020 Oct 30]. Available from: http://www.rcaap.pt/detail.jsp?id=oai:www.repository.utl.pt:10400.5/12719.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Silva SFGR. Surgical treatment of degenerative lumbosacral stenosis in the dog : a critical appraisal. [Thesis]. Technical University of Lisbon; 2016. Available from: http://www.rcaap.pt/detail.jsp?id=oai:www.repository.utl.pt:10400.5/12719

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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