Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Guttural pouch: surgical approaches

Synonym(s): Hyovertebrotomy, Whitehouse Viborg's triangle, Modified Whitehouse

Contributor(s): Steve Adair, Safia Barakzai

Overview

  • Complex anatomy of the guttural pouch - may be altered by distention of the structure.
  • Real possibilities for iatrogenic injury, especially to neurovascular structures, during surgery of the guttural pouch - all dissection after the skin incision should be done bluntly and with great care.

Surgical technique

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Hyovertebrotomy approach

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Viborg's triangle approach

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Whitehouse approach

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Modified Whitehouse approach

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers
  • McIlwraith C W (1978)Surgical treatment of acute epistaxis associated with guttural pouch mycosis. Vet Med Small Anim Clin73(1), 67-69PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Freeman (1999)Guttural Pouch. In: Equine Surgery. Eds: Auer J A & Stick J A. W B Saunders. pp 368-376. ISBN: 0721677339.


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