Microfenestration using the CUSA Excel ultrasonic aspiration system in chondrodystrophic dogs with thoracolumbar disk extrusion: a descriptive cadaveric and clinical study.

@article{Forterre2011MicrofenestrationUT,
  title={Microfenestration using the CUSA Excel ultrasonic aspiration system in chondrodystrophic dogs with thoracolumbar disk extrusion: a descriptive cadaveric and clinical study.},
  author={Franck Forterre and Mark Jan Dickomeit and David J. Senn and Daniela Gorgas and David E Spreng},
  journal={Veterinary surgery : VS},
  year={2011},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={34-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe an ultrasonic surgical aspirator assisted disk fenestration technique in dogs. STUDY DESIGN Descriptive cadaveric and prospective clinical study. ANIMALS Fresh Beagle cadavers (n=5) and 10 chondrodystrophic dogs with thoracolumbar disk extrusion. METHODS Cadaveric study: Intervertebral disks T12-L2 were fenestrated with the CUSA Excel in 5 Beagle cadavers, and fenestration efficacy assessed by morphologic examination of the completeness of fenestration and size of… CONTINUE READING

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