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Laparotomy

Contributor(s): Livia Benato, Virginia Garner-Richardson

Introduction

  • Laparotomy (also called celiotomy) is performed for exploratory and diagnostic purposes, to examine the abdominal contents, take biopsies, and for therapeutic purposes.
  • To provide access to the abdomen for gastrointestinal/urogenital surgery.

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Uses

Advantages

  • Provide therapeutic treatment in acute conditions.
  • Diagnosis of underlying abdominal disease.
  • Biopsy collection from abdominal organs.

Disadvantages

  • Post-operative adhesions.
  • Possible wound dehiscence.

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.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Telles de Sousa, Candido-dos-Reis F J, Garcia S B et al (2002) Adhesion formation after uternie horn resection in rabbit model: comparative study of laparoscopic procedure vs laparotomy. Gynaecological Endoscopy 11 (6), 365-369 ResearchGate.

Other sources of information

  • Fossum T W (2007) Surgery of the Abdominal Cavity. In: Small Animal Surgery. 3rd edn. Mosby Elsevier. pp 317. ISBN: 978-0323044394.
  • 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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