Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2010; 23(04): 262-265
DOI: 10.3415/VCOT-09-04-0053
Case Report
Schattauer GmbH

Surgical treatment of a hemivertebra by partial ventral corpectomy and fusion in a Labrador puppy

P. Meheust
1  Clinique Veterinaire, Chirurgie, Vertou, France
R. Robert
2  University Hospital Center, Neurosurgery, Nantes, France
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Publication History

Received:29 April 2009

Accepted:09 March 2010

Publication Date:
17 December 2017 (online)


This report describes a partial ventral vertebrectomy and interbody fusion for a progressive hemivertebra disease using a ventral transthoracic approach in a 3.6-month-old male Labrador puppy. The goal of this article is to clarify the potential advantages of this uncommon surgical technique for this condition and to discuss its technical aspects.