Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Amputation: tail

Synonym(s): Caudectomy

Contributor(s): Andrew Gardiner, Jill Sammarco

Introduction

  • Surgical removal of a part or the whole of the tail.

Uses

  • Traumatic damage to the tail.
  • Neurological damage to the tail.
  • Neoplastic or infective lesions.
  • As part of a treatment plan for perianal fistulae.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Further Reading

Publications

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