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1 March 2007 INTERVERTEBRAL DISC EXTRUSION AND SPINAL DECOMPRESSION IN A BINTURONG (ARCTICTIS BINTURONG)
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A 10-yr-old binturong (Arctictis binturong) developed an acute onset of hind limb paralysis. Neurological examination revealed sensorimotor paraplegia. Myelography and computed tomography demonstrated a ventrolateral extradural compression of the spinal cord centered over the L3–L4 intervertebral disc space. Spinal decompression was performed via hemilaminectomy and excision of degenerate nucleus pulposus, confirmed by histopathologic examination. The binturong regained slight motor function by day 8 postoperatively but succumbed to pancreatitis 19 days postoperatively.

Maria Spriggs, Jason Arble, and Gwen Myers "INTERVERTEBRAL DISC EXTRUSION AND SPINAL DECOMPRESSION IN A BINTURONG (ARCTICTIS BINTURONG)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 38(1), 135-138, (1 March 2007). https://doi.org/10.1638/2006-0013R1.1
Received: 25 October 2006; Published: 1 March 2007
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