|Aâ€‰right-sided haemilaminectomy was performed at L6 to L7 and material that grossly resembled extruded nucleus pulposus was removed.
The right L6 dorsal root ganglion, dorsal nerve root and proximal spinal nerve were severely enlarged and a partial thickness biopsy was collected from the dorsal root ganglion.
Results of histopathological examination of the submitted tissue samples were consistent with extruded disc material and lymphocytic ganglioneuritis.
To the author`s knowledge, this is the first published report of lymphocytic ganglioneuritis secondary to intervertebral disc disease in a dog.
Source: Mouradian-Darby, A. E., Young, B. D., Griffin, J. F., Mansell, J. and Levine, J. M. (2014), Lymphocytic ganglioneuritis secondary to intervertebral disc extrusion in a dog. Journal of Small Animal Practice. doi: 10.1111/jsap.12226
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