Acute Paralysis

Category: Emergency Club


Dr Laurent Garosi DVM Dip ECVN MRCVS
RCVS & European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
Head of Neurology/Neurosurgery- Davies Veterinary Specialists

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About The Webinar

Disc herniation, ischaemic myelopathy and exogenous spinal trauma are three of the most common causes of acute myelopathy. Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is often divided into two distinct categories, referred to as Hansen type I and Hansen type II. Acute onset disc disease is less common with Hansen type II IVDD. A third type of IVDD has been described as acute non-compressive nucleus pulposus extrusion (ANNPE). Fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE) of the spinal cord is a syndrome of acute spinal cord infarction caused by embolisation of fibrocartilage material. The typical clinical presentation is characterised by peracute onset of non-painful, non-progressive and often asymmetric myelopathy. Spinal trauma implies external trauma to the vertebral column. The consequences include vertebral fractures, luxations and subluxations, acute disc herniations and soft tissues injuries. Spinal cord contusion, laceration and compression, and nerve root entrapment can all occur as a result of spinal trauma.

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