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Fig. 3 | Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica

Fig. 3

From: Hydrated nucleus pulposus extrusion in dogs: correlation of magnetic resonance imaging and microsurgical findings

Fig. 3

Four steps of the microsurgical decompression. For each image cranial is to the left, caudal is to the right, the right side is below, the left side is above. a The dorsal longitudinal ligament is seen through the ventral slot. b The incision of the dorsal longitudinal ligament using a microsurgical blade. c The resection of dorsal longitudinal ligament can be seen. d The ligament has been sheared off and the HNPE leaked out with strong spurt, suggesting the material was under pressure

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