The effect of kyphoscoliosis on intervertebral disc degeneration in dogs.

@article{Faller2014TheEO,
  title={The effect of kyphoscoliosis on intervertebral disc degeneration in dogs.},
  author={Kiterie M E Faller and Jacques Penderis and Catherine E Stalin and Julien Guevar and Carmen L Yeamans and R Gutierrez-Quintana},
  journal={Veterinary journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={200 3},
  pages={449-51}
}
In people, abnormalities in vertebral column conformation, such as kyphoscoliosis, induce degenerative changes in adjacent intervertebral disc (IVD) structure and composition. It was hypothesised that canine IVDs adjacent to a vertebral malformation undergo early degeneration. In a blinded retrospective study, thoracic IVD degeneration was evaluated in 14 dogs on magnetic resonance images using Pfirrmann's grade. IVDs adjacent to a vertebral malformation had higher grades of degeneration than… CONTINUE READING
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