Influence of surgical approach on the efficacy of the intervertebral disk fenestration: a cadaveric study

Morelius, M; Bergadano, A; Spreng, David; Schawalder, P; Doherr, M; Forterre, Franck (2007). Influence of surgical approach on the efficacy of the intervertebral disk fenestration: a cadaveric study. Journal of small animal practice, 48(2), pp. 87-92. Oxford: Pergamon Press 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2007.00269.x

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OBJECTIVES: To investigate the influence of different approach angles on the amount of nucleus pulposus removed during intervertebral disc fenestration in dogs. METHODS: Twenty cadavers of beagle dogs were randomly divided into four groups: a control group and three treatment groups in which intervertebral fenestration was performed using either a dorsal, dorsolateral or lateral approach between the 12th thoracic and second lumbar spaces. The volume of nucleus pulposus, the weight of the residual nucleus pulposus and the angle of the working sector were measured. The ratio of the residual nucleus pulposus weight to the nucleus pulposus volume was used to evaluate the efficacy of the performed fenestration. Data were analysed with Kruskal-Wallis analysis of variance between groups on ranks with correction for ties and Bonferroni correction for multiple comparisons. Correlation between ratio and working angle was calculated using a Spearman's rank test (P<0.05). RESULTS: The calculated ratio of nuclear weight to volume was significantly less in the lateral approach group than that in the other groups. The working sector was widest in the dorsolateral approach group, but this did not correlate with efficient fenestration. CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE: Using the lateral approach for intervertebral disc fenestration may increase the efficiency of the fenestration procedure.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DVK - Clinical Research (discontinued)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Experimental Clinical Research
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DKV - Anaesthesiology

UniBE Contributor:

Morelius, Mikael; Bergadano, Alessandra; Spreng, David; Schawalder, Peter; Doherr, Marcus and Forterre, Franck

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0022-4510

Publisher:

Pergamon Press

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:52

Last Modified:

06 Oct 2015 08:43

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/j.1748-5827.2007.00269.x

PubMed ID:

17286661

Web of Science ID:

000243977000005

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/22248 (FactScience: 33591)

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