Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Larynx: ventral laryngotomy

Contributor(s): Graham Munroe, Rachel Murray, Dwayne Rodgerson

Introduction

  • A simple surgical procedure to allow access to the caudal pharynx, larynx and cranial trachea.

Uses

Advantages

  • Can be performed in standing horse.
  • Simple with minimal complications.

Disadvantages

  • May require removal of endotracheal tube or tracheal intubation via tracheotomy   Trachea: tracheotomy  for full surgical access.
  • Post-operative care can take 10-21 days if left to heal by secondary intention.
  • Limited access to pharynx and cranial larynx.

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

  • Good for laryngotomy.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

 


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