Acute necrotizing myelopathy from nucleus pulposus embolism in dogs with intervertebral disk degeneration.

@article{Hayes1978AcuteNM,
  title={Acute necrotizing myelopathy from nucleus pulposus embolism in dogs with intervertebral disk degeneration.},
  author={Mark A. Hayes and S R Creighton and Birgitte Boysen and N W Holfeld},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={1978},
  volume={173 3},
  pages={289-5}
}
Two dogs that suddenly developed neurologic signs indicating a severe cervical spinal cord lesion were found at necropsy to have necrotizing myelopathy secondary to nucleus pulposus embolism. One dog had embolism of arteries and veins; in the other dog, veins alone were embolized. Each dog had early degeneration and extrusion of the C6--7 disk, from which… CONTINUE READING