Case Studies: Soft Tissue Surgery

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Urethral prolapse in a male dog

A 7 year old neutered male Staffie presented with urethral prolapse which was resected and sutured around a catheter. The catheter was then removed. The prognosis is generally very good for these...

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Colectomy

Wickett, an elderly cat had had progressive constipation and was needing enemas every 2-3 weeks. We removed the lion’s share of his colon and he’s at home now recuperating. Early indications are good, those these surgeries do carry a significant perioperative mortality rate. The colon is simply a water reabsorption and faecal storage system, so...

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Elbow hygroma

A three year old doberman presented with a large hygroma, fluid filled sac over the lateral elbow. This was removed but it is highly likely to recur if the underlying cause is not addressed; this is usually big dogs lying on hard floors, with skin being trapped between bone pressure points and a hard unforgiving...

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Forequarter amputation in large dogs

Benson, a stocky 30kg male Staffy needed a right forequarter amputationĀ becuase of serious neurological deficits after a road traffic accident, that resulted in very poor limb use and massive muscle loss even after a couple of months of “wait and see”. A few months after forequarter amputation (where we take the shoulder blade too to...

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TECA after LWR

GeorgieĀ had a lateral wall resection (LWR) for recurrent otitis externa, external ear infection. The aim of this surgery is to increase the ventilation to the depths of the ear canal and make the environment less atrtractive to the bacterial pathogens that can otherwise colonise it. Unfortunately in some of these cases, even if the LWR...

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