Advances in Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs and Cats

Advances in Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs and Cats
Advances in Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs and Cats
De: James Fingeroth (Editor), William L. Thomas (Editor)
ISBN: 9780470959596
Capa dura
336 páginas
Publicação: 2015, Wiley

Descrição

Advances in Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs and Cats defines our present knowledge of this common clinical problem, compiling information related to the canine and feline intervertebral disc into a single resource. As a comprehensive, focused work, the book is an authoritative reference for understanding and treating disc disease, providing a sound scientific and clinical basis for decision making. Offering an objective synthesis of the current literature, the book supplies guidance on the approach to a potential disc rupture, surgical and medical strategies, and management of the patient.

Offering a complete understanding of intervertebral disc disease, the book describes and discusses the controversies and issues surrounding this topic, acknowledging the gaps in our knowledge. Advances in Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs and Cats presents up-to-date, reliable information on this common condition for veterinary surgeons, neurologists, and general practitioners.

Conteúdos

SECTION 1: INTERVERTEBRAL DISC STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

1. Embryology, innervation, morphology, structure and function of the canine intervertebral disc

2. Biomechanics of the intervertebral disc and spinal motion segments

3. Comparisons between biped (human) and quadruped (canine/feline) discs and disc disease

SECTION 2: DISC DISEASE: DEGENERATIVE AND OTHER PATHOLOGY

4. Pathogenesis of intervertebral disc degeneration in dogs

5. Historical and current nomenclature associated with intervertbral disc pathology

6. What is known about the incidence of disc disease in chondrodystrophoid dogs?

7. Why do discs displace?

8. Spondylosis deformans and related conditions

9. Feline disc disease

10. Is ”Wobbler” disease related to disc disease?

11. What is fibrocartilagenous embolism and is it related to IVDD?

SECTION 3: CLINICAL FEATURES OF INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DISEASE

12. History, neurologic examination, and neuroanatomic localization for spinal cord/nerve root disease

13. Spinal cord compression vs.spinal cord contusion secondary to intervertebral disc herniation: A clinical perspective

14. ”Discogenic”pain (signs associated with IVDD without herniation): Does it occur?

15. Traumatic disc extrusion

16. Deep pain: How should test and interpret nociception?

17. Imaging studies for the diagnosis of IVDD: Radiography, Myelography, Computed Tomography, CT-Myelography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging

18. The role of non-imaging-based diagnostic studies for IVDD

19. Disc neoplasia

20. Discospondylitis and related infectious disorders of the vertebral column

21. Ascending/Descending myelomalacia secondary to IVDD

22. When should dogs be referred for surgical management?

23. Recurrent disc herniation

24. Client communications when confronted with a patient with suspected IVDD

SECTION 4: NON-SURGICAL AND ADJUNCTIVE MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF IVDD

25. Steroid use in intervertebral disc disease

26. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants and opioids

27. Neuroprotective treatments for acute spinal cord injury associated with intervertebral disc herniation

28. Acupuncture/electroacupuncture

29. Activity and nursing care recommendations

SECTION 5: SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF INTERVERTEBRAL DISC HERNIATION

30. What constitutes spinal cord decompression?

31. General principles of spinal surgery for intervertebral disc herniation

32. Cervical disc disease: Ventral ”slot” vs. Lateral vs. Hemilaminectomy vs. Dorsal laminectomy approaches

33. Thoracolumbar disc disease: Dorsal vs. Lateral vs. Ventral approaches, and what to do if I’m on the wrong side?

34. Lumbosacral disc disease: Is vertebral stabilization indicated

35. Is there a role for durotomy during surgery for intervertebral disc herniation?

36. What should cover the bone defect after laminectomy/hemilaminectomy?

37. Prophylactic fenestration: Arguments in favor

38. Prophylactic fenestration: The potential arguments against

39. Discography and (Chemo)nucleolysis

40. Laser disc ablation as an alternative to prophylactic fenestration

SECTION 6: POST-OPERATIVE MANAGEMENT

41. Physical therapy/rehabiliation for the paralyzed patient

42. Managing urine retention and incontinence in the paralyzed patient

43. Nursing care needs for the paralyzed patient

SECTION 7: FUTURE DIRECTIONS

44. Minimally invasive techniques for spinal cord/nerve root decompression

45. Is there a role for disc prostheses in small animals?

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