Cervical spondylomyelopathy (wobbler syndrome) in dogs

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2010 Sep;40(5):881-913. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2010.06.003.

Abstract

Cervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM) is a common and controversial disease of the cervical spine of large and giant breed dogs. Not many diseases in veterinary medicine have been referred to by 14 different names and have had 21 surgical techniques proposed to treat it. This article reviews the current knowledge of CSM with regard to its etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and outcome.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Breeding*
  • Dog Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Dog Diseases / surgery
  • Dog Diseases / therapy*
  • Dogs
  • Female
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / veterinary
  • Male
  • Prognosis
  • Spinal Cord Compression / diagnosis
  • Spinal Cord Compression / surgery
  • Spinal Cord Compression / therapy
  • Spinal Cord Compression / veterinary*
  • Spinal Cord Diseases / diagnosis
  • Spinal Cord Diseases / surgery
  • Spinal Cord Diseases / therapy
  • Spinal Cord Diseases / veterinary*
  • Treatment Outcome