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Enterotomy / enterectomy

Contributor(s): Glen Cousquer, Virginia Garner-Richardson

Introduction

  • To access intestinal tract for external or intraluminal surgery.

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Uses

  • Intestinal foreign bodies.
  • Intussusception.
  • Neoplasia.
  • Accidental intra-operative trauma.

Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Li Z R, Chi Y L & Ke R C (2000) Sutureless end-to-end bowel anastomosis in rabbit using low power CO2 laser. World J Gastroenterology (4), 557-560 PubMed.
  • Vlasak J W, Kopchok G E & White R A (1998) Closure of rabbit ileum enterotomies with the argon and CO2 lasers: bursting pressures and histology. Lasers Surg Med (5), 527-532 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Richardson V (2000) Rabbits, Health, Husbandry and Disease. Blackwell Scientific, Oxford, UK.
  • Jenkins J R & Brown S A (1993) A Practitioner's Guide to Rabbits and Ferrets. American Animal Hospital Association, Orlando, USA.


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