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Diagnosis and surgical treatment of epidural neoplasms in two ataxic horses
Version of Record online: 5 JAN 2010
2009 EVJ Ltd
Equine Veterinary Education
Volume 21, Issue 11, pages 564–568, November 2009
How to Cite
Hirsch, J. E., Grant, B. D., Linovitz, R., Peppers, T. A. and Rantanen, N. W. (2009), Diagnosis and surgical treatment of epidural neoplasms in two ataxic horses. Equine Veterinary Education, 21: 564–568. doi: 10.2746/095777309X477122
- Issue online: 5 JAN 2010
- Version of Record online: 5 JAN 2010
- subtotal dorsal decompression
Two cases of ataxia caused by epidural neoplasia diagnosed with myelography and histopathology are presented in this report. One horse was diagnosed with lymphohistiocytic lymphosarcoma and the other with haemangiosarcoma. In both cases, subtotal dorsal decompression was performed as part of their treatment protocol. One horse was subjected to euthanasia immediately after surgery; however, the other horse recovered well, with no gait abnormalities and a normal myelographic dye column seen at 6 months post surgery. Although both horses were ultimately subjected to euthanasia, subtotal dorsal decompression provides a potential surgical treatment for epidural neoplasia.