VIDEO ARCHIVE

Dural Histopathologic Changes in 139 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels with Chiari-like Malformation

Video Poster

2019 CSF Research Colloquium

JW MARRIOTT - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 19, 2019
Chiari malformation does not just affect humans... it can be devastated to man's best friend, too! Dr. Catherine Loughin describes her work on the largest study in Cavalier King Charles spaniels who have undergone surgery for Chiari-like malformation and syringomyelia.

All of these dogs are family-owned, and Dr. Loughin and her team have the privilege to make sure that after surgery, the dogs go home happy and healthy! In this presentation, Dr. Loughin describes how she analyzed the differences before and after surgery of different cells in the dura, which is the hard outer layer of the brain. Commonly, the dura is impacted during Chiari decompression, even in dogs, and changes in the cells in the area may provide hints about which dogs do better or worse.

This presentation was made as part of the 2019 Research Colloquium. This meeting was meant to disseminate new research in Chiari, syringomyelia and related disorders and was hosted by the Bobby Jones CSF on October 19th in San Francisco, California. (2019)

 

Revised: 12/2019