Choices and Decisions in Decompressive Surgery for Thoracolumbar Intervertebral Disk Herniation

Nick D. Jeffery*, Thomas R Harcourt-Brown, Andrew K Barker, Jonathan M. Levine

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Once decompressive surgery has been elected, the approach that maximizes the likelihood of gaining access to the herniated material for complete removal should be chosen. In most cases, a procedure that optimizes access to the ventrolateral aspect of the spinal cord will be advantageous but it is important to tailor the details of the surgical procedure to suit individual patients. Decompressive surgery for chronic (type II) herniations will frequently demand a ventral approach with partial corpectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-186
Number of pages18
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America-Small Animal Practice
Volume48
Issue number1
Early online date23 Oct 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Decision process
  • Hemilaminectomy
  • Partial corpectomy
  • Thoracolumbar intervertebral disk herniation

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