Use of intraoperative ultrasonography in canine spinal cord lesions.

  title={Use of intraoperative ultrasonography in canine spinal cord lesions.},
  author={Beatrix Nanai and Ronald Lyman and Pierre S Bichsel},
  journal={Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association},
  volume={48 3},
The purpose of this retrospective study was to describe the intraoperative appearance of various spinal cord conditions, and to investigate how intraoperative ultrasonography assisted in modification of surgical and postoperative treatment plans. Intraoperative ultrasonography (B-mode, and power Doppler mode) was used in 25 dogs undergoing spinal surgery. The neurologic conditions included cervical spondylomyelopathy, intervertebral disc (IVD) protrusion, IVD extrusion, spinal tumors, nerve… CONTINUE READING