How to perform an anal sacculectomy

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How to perform an anal sacculectomy

Dr. Matthew Keats provides a step-by-step demonstration of this procedure.
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Nov 02, 2017

In this video, Fetch dvm360 conference speaker Matthew Keats, DVM, DACVS, demonstrates how to perform an anal sacculectomy in a dog. He points out that there are several reasons for performing this procedure, including:

  • Anal sac tumors
  • Chronic anal sacculitis
  • Recurrent anal sacculitis
  • Anal sac abscesses

Prior to the procedure, Dr. Keats provides advice on identifying the sac's margins and orientation and offers this guidance:

"Bilateral one-stage anal sacculectomy can safely be performed," says Dr. Keats. "However, if the veterinarian is uncomfortable, it is also acceptable to perform it in two separate procedures."

Watch the full video for more.