The ultrasonographic landmarks of the dorsal lumbar spine in the dog and their potential use for ultrasound guided puncture of the subarachnoid space

A Denning, KJ Bradley, FJ Barr

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to describe the ultrasonographic appearance of the dorsal aspect of the lumbar spine of the dog and to determine if it would be possible to use ultrasound both to select the correct interarcuate space for lumbar puncture and to direct the needle into the interarcuate space using ultrasound guidance. The appearance of the dorsal aspect of the lumbar spine from the sacrum to L4 was described, comparing images from a spinal model in a water bath to images from 15 chilled preserved cadavers of large breed dogs using saggital, transverse and parasaggital planes. Image quality for the L5-L6 interarcuate space in the parasaggital plane was significantly better (P
    Translated title of the contributionThe ultrasonographic landmarks of the dorsal lumbar spine in the dog and their potential use for ultrasound guided puncture of the subarachnoid space
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBritish Small Animal Veterinary Association, Conference proceedings
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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