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Single-incision, laparoscopic-assisted jejunal resection and anastomosis following a gunshot wound

Rubin, J.A., Shigemoto, R., Reese, D.J. and Case, J.B. (2015) Single-incision, laparoscopic-assisted jejunal resection and anastomosis following a gunshot wound. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, 51 (3). pp. 155-160.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.5326/JAAHA-MS-6109
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Abstract

A 2 yr old castrated male Pomeranian was evaluated for a 6 wk history of chronic vomiting, intermittent anorexia, and lethargy. Physical examination revealed a palpable, nonpainful, soft-tissue mass in the midabdominal area. Abdominal radiographs and ultrasound revealed a focal, eccentric thickening of the jejunal wall with associated jejunal mural foreign body and partial mechanical obstruction. Following diagnosis of a partial intestinal obstruction as the cause of chronic vomiting, the patient underwent general anesthesia for a laparoscopic-assisted, midjejunal resection and anastomosis using a single-incision laparoscopic surgery port. The patient was discharged the day after surgery, and clinical signs abated according to information obtained during a telephone interview conducted 2 and 8 wk postoperatively. The dog described in this report is a unique case of partial intestinal obstruction treated by laparoscopic-assisted resection and anastomosis using a single-incision laparoscopic surgery port.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: American Animal Hospital Association
Copyright: © 2015 by American Animal Hospital Association
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/27938
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