Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Cecum: typhlotomy

Synonym(s): Enterotomy

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, Jarred Williams

Introduction

  • Typhlotomy, or enterotomy of the cecum, is indicated in the treatment of certain types of cecal disease.
  • It is a relatively uncommon procedure.

Uses

Advantages

  • Relatively straightforward technique.

Disadvantages

  • Risk of peritoneal contamination.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Beard W L et al (1992) Ileocecal intussusception corrected by resection within the cecum in two horses. JAVMA 200 (12), 1978-1980 PubMed.
  • Ross M W (1989) Surgical disease of the equine cecum. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract 5 (2), 363-375 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Hardy J & Rakestraw P C (2012) Large Intestine. In: Equine Surgery. 4th edn. Elsevier Saunders, USA. pp 454-493.


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