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Articles by Eric Monnet, DVM, PhD, FAHA, DACVS, DECVS

Managing laryngeal paralysis (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

The laryngeal functions are to regulate airflow, voice production, and prevent inhalation of food. If the intrinsic muscles and/or the nerve supply of the larynx are not normal laryngeal functions are compromised.

Managing portosystemic shunts (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

Portosystemic shunt (PSS) is an abnormal vessel that shunts portal blood from the splanchnic circulation to flow directly to the systemic circulation by passing the liver. Toxins, hormones, nutrients, escaping bacteria, and exogenous drugs also bypass the liver resulting in hepatic encephalopathy (HE).

Managing diaphragmatic hernias (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

A hernia is an abnormal protrusion of an organ or part of it through the containing wall of its cavity, beyond its normal confines. A diaphragmatic hernia is a protrusion of the abdominal viscera through the diaphragm.

Wound management (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

Dogs and cats are very commonly presented for management of acute or chronic wounds in veterinary practice. The goal of wound management is to accelerate the healing process and not to interfere with it.

Wound management: simple skin flaps (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

Wound closure following extensive tumor resection or trauma may require reconstruction surgery. Skin can be borrowed from another location to accomplish closure without tension.

Wound management: basic principles (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

Dogs and cats are very commonly presented for management of acute or chronic wounds in veterinary practice. The goal of wound management is to accelerate the healing process and not to interfere with it.

Managing lower urinary tract obstruction (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

The most common cause of urinary obstruction in small animal surgery is urinary stones in the urethra. Other causes of obstruction are neoplasia in the urethra, and neoplasia compressing the urethra.

Chylothorax (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2010

The thoracic cavity is lined entirely by a serous membrane known as pleura. The pleura is divided into visceral pleura which covers the lungs and parietal pleura which covers the remaining thoracic cavity.

Gastric dilatation volvulus syndrome (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2010

Gastric dilatation volvulus syndrome is an acute medical and surgical condition due to several pathophysiological effects occurring secondary to gastric distension and mal-positioning. It occurs most commonly in large, deep chested dogs.

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