Thoracic vertebral canal stenosis in cats: clinical features, diagnostic imaging findings, treatment and outcome
Gillespie, S; De Decker, S
S De Decker
The aim of this study was to describe the clinical features, diagnostic imaging findings, treatment and outcome in cats with thoracic vertebral canal stenosis (TVCS).
Medical records and imaging studies of cats with TVCS were retrospectively reviewed. Outcome was acquired from patient records and from owners or referring veterinary surgeons via a telephone questionnaire. For each case, breed-, age- and sex-matched controls were identified with CT imaging of the thoracic vertebral column. For each cat, vertebral canal height was determined at three levels for each thoracic vertebra. Vertebral canal heights were compared between control cats of different breeds and between affected and control cats of the same breed.
Nine TVCS cases were included. British Shorthairs and male neutered cats were over-represented (P?
Gillespie, S., & De Decker, S. (2020). Thoracic vertebral canal stenosis in cats: clinical features, diagnostic imaging findings, treatment and outcome. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 1098612X2092004. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098612X20920041
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||May 20, 2020|
|Publication Date||May 21, 2020|
|Deposit Date||Sep 8, 2020|
|Publicly Available Date||Nov 20, 2020|
|Journal||Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
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