Focus on Lumbosacral Disease

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Category: Neurology Club
Published on: 28.09.2016


Professor Simon R Platt BVM&S, MRCVS, Dipl. ACVIM (Neurology)
Dipl. ECVN
RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia

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About The Webinar

Lumbosacral disease can be the result of a variety of diseases including neoplasia, trauma, discospondylitis, and degenerative or inflammatory disorders affecting the cauda equina. Current imaging modalities allow assessment of gross structural abnormalities but do not provide functional information about the neural tissues and give limited information on inflammatory changes. The main goal of diagnostic imaging with LS disease is to show accurately the morphological changes present. Although imaging techniques are becoming more sensitive for detecting pathology, there are still problems with specificity and determination of clinical significance of imaging abnormalities. Interpretation of the significance of changes on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) requires careful integration with the clinical examination due to the poor correlation between MRI changes and clinical signs before a medical or surgical treatment can be recommended. In this session we will address the clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of this complex structural and functional problem.

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