Surgical treatment of lumbar extradural chondroma in a dog - case report

Paulo Vinícius Tertuliano Marinho, Paulo César Jark, Michelle Lopes Avante, Julio Carlos Canola, Andrigo Barboza De Nardi, Bruno Watanabe Minto

Abstract


Neoplasms originating in the spinal canal are uncommon in small animal veterinary clinic, but when present can cause significant neurological signs. Anatomically, these neoplasms can be classified as extradural, intradural-extramedullary and medullary. Extradural neoplasms are located outside the dura mater, but they can cause compression of the spinal cord. The chondromas are benign neoplasms characterized by the formation of cartilage and is rarely located in the spinal canal in both human and veterinary medicine. We describe a case of lumbar extradural chondroma in a dog that surgical decompression and removal of the mass allowed the resolution of clinical signs of paralysis with return of function of the hind limbs of the patient.


Keywords


Chondroma; Hemilaminectomy; Extradural neoplasms.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2013v34n4p1835

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433 / 1679-0359
E-mail:  semina.agrarias@uel.br
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