Canine wobbler's syndrome
[Veterinary] Canine patient.
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Focal extrinsic compression of the thecal sac at C6-C7 demonstrated on the PA myelogram, not visible on the lateral projection.
Canine "Wobbler's Syndrome" is the result of spinal cord compression. This is a relatively common cause of neurologic decline in large breed dogs, particularly during periods of rapid growth.
There is congenital spinal stenosis with superimposed acquired stenosis that becomes symptomatic, just like in the human counterpart. Treatment is usually decompression laminectomy. This dog received a prolonged course of steroids and made an eventual good recovery.