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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
Mandibular symphyseal fractures are usually repaired by placing cerclage wire around the mandible or figure-eight cerclage wire around the lower canine teeth.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: May 01, 2006
In patients with known or suspected liver disease, obtaining a biopsy sample is often indicated. This article features guidance on when and how to perform a surgical hepatic biopsy.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: May 01, 2006
In this retrospective study from a veterinary clinic in Regina, Saskatchewan, 17 cases of feline cranial cruciate ligament injury treated between 1997 and 2004 are described.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: May 01, 2006
In this retrospective study from a veterinary teaching hospital, the medical records of 138 dogs (1997-2000) with a surgically removed gastrointestinal (GI) foreign body were reviewed to determine whether acid-base or electrolyte abnormalities were related to the site or type of foreign body.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: May 01, 2006
In this retrospective study from a veterinary teaching hospital, the medical records of 48 dogs treated for massive hepatocellular carcinoma were reviewed to determine clinical features and prognostic factors.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2006
The primary indication for gastropexy is to prevent the development or recurrence of gastric dilatation-volvulus.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2006
Intestinal anastomosis is an important surgical procedure that connects two sections of the intestines once a diseased portion has been removed. A key concern is to prevent leakage at the anastomosis site and subsequent peritonitis, but this complication can be avoided if the procedure is done correctly and preventive measures are taken.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2006
The articles in this symposium provide an overview of indications, techniques, and complications related to a variety of gastrointestinal surgical procedures.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2006
Omentalization, the placement of omentum around organs or within cavities to improve vascularization or drainage, has been used in a variety of abdominal, thoracic, oncologic, and reconstructive surgical procedures.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2006
You may be hesitant to perform a full-thickness incisional biopsy to obtain an intestinal tissue sample, but in many cases, this technique is preferred. In this article, we review when incisional biopsy is best and provide a simple step-by-step guide to the procedure to increase your confidence.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2006
Gastrotomy is a routine and relatively safe surgical procedure with several indications, but appropriate technique is vital to preventing complications.
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FIRSTLINE: Dec 01, 2005
Ever wonder what surgery is like from the pet's perspective? Your clients do.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Nov 01, 2005
Unlike human medicine where surgery is the exclusive domain of the specialist, general practitioners in veterinary medicine are often called upon to perform a wide variety of surgical procedures.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 01, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
When I am presented with a dog to spay or neuter that is a breed predisposed to gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), I offer to perform a gastropexy while the patient is anesthetized.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 01, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
When stabilizing a cranial cruciate ligament injury, locating the hole drilled in the tibial crest by using the free end of a wire can be frustrating.