Surgical treatment of intramedullary spinal cord neoplasia in two dogs
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An area of intramedullary spinal cord enlargement at the thoracolumbar junction was identified by myelography in each of two dogs. Exploratory laminectomy followed by durotomy and myelotomy permitted removal of an intramedullary neoplasm in each dog. In one animal the tumour was diagnosed to be an ependymoma, in the other the tumour had the characteristics of a nephroblastoma. Following surgery each dog recovered quickly to pre-operative status or better. In one dog there was long term resolution of neurological deficits, while the other was euthanased because of persistent faecal incontinence.
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Jeffery, N. D., & Phillips, S. M.