Korean J Vet Res.  2020 Sep;60(3):139-144. 10.14405/kjvr.2020.60.3.139.

Comparison of access window created by cervical ventral slot and modified slanted ventral slot in canine cadaver

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  • 1College of Veterinary Medicine, Jeonbuk National University, Iksan 54596, Korea
  • 2College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University, Dajeon 34134, Korea

Abstract

Abstract: Ten cadavers were studied to compare the accessibility of cervical vertebral canal with conventional standard ventral slot and modified slanted ventral slot. One group performed standard ventral slot procedures at the C3-4, C5-6. The other group performed modified slanted ventral slot with inverted cone technique procedures at the C3-4, C5-6 computed tomography was performed before and after surgery. The accessibility of cervical vertebral canal with conventional standard ventral slot and modified slanted ventral slot using computed tomography in C3-4 and C5-6 intervertebral space was compared. Although smaller ostectomy was performed in the modified slanted ventral slot, some lesions were more accessible but limitations were obvious in C3-4 and C5-6 intervertebral disk space. After the disc material has been identified through accurate preoperative diagnostic imaging, less morbidity and complications can be expected if the appropriate surgical method is selected based on the lesion of compression.

Keyword

cervical disc herniation; ventral slot; modified slanted ventral slot; accessibility; dog
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