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Articles by Karen M. Tobias, DVM, MS, DACVS

Karen M. Tobias, DVM, MS, DACVS


Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Articles
Clinical Rounds: Recurrent mast cell tumors in a boxer
August 1, 2012

See how these veterinary specialists and residents used various therapies to produce a good outcome in this case.

Clinical Rounds: Anal sac adenocarcinoma
February 1, 2012

Make rounds with these veterinary specialists and residents for a complete picture of this neoplasia in dogs.

How to perform a surgical hepatic biopsy
May 1, 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.

Key gastrointestinal surgeries: Gastrotomy
April 1, 2006

Gastrotomy is a routine and relatively safe surgical procedure with several indications, but appropriate technique is vital to preventing complications.

Key gastrointestinal surgeries: Intestinal anastomosis
April 1, 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.

Symposium on key gastrointestinal surgeries
April 1, 2006

The articles in this symposium provide an overview of indications, techniques, and complications related to a variety of gastrointestinal surgical procedures.

Key gastrointestinal surgeries: Omentalization
April 1, 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.

Key gastrointestinal surgeries: Incisional gastropexy
April 1, 2006

The primary indication for gastropexy is to prevent the development or recurrence of gastric dilatation-volvulus.

Key gastrointestinal surgeries: Intestinal biopsy
April 1, 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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