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Soft Tissue Surgery

Surgical Management of Canine Liver Masses

Surgical intervention is indicated as the treatment of choice for massive, solitary liver tumors in dogs.

The prognosis is good for dogs with massive hepatocellular carcinoma, especially given the liver has an enormous capacity for regeneration. Specific surgical approaches depend on multiple variables, including surgeon preference as well as tumor characteristics.

Update on Ovariohysterectomy

Use of efficient surgical techniques during an ovariohysterectomy should prove beneficial for the patient, surgeon, and veterinary business alike.

Use of efficient surgical techniques during an ovariohysterectomy should prove beneficial for the patient, surgeon, and veterinary business alike.

Surgical Drains: Indications, Types, and Complications

Surgical drains are implants that allow removal of fluid and/or gas from a wound or body cavity. This review is part 1 of a 2-part series. Part 1 covers indications for drain use, types, benefits and drawbacks of each type, and common complications. Part 2 will cover drain placement techniques and postoperative care.

External and Middle Ear Disease in the Dog and Cat

Diseases of the external and middle ear are common problems in dogs and cats. Chronic otitis externa alone accounts for approximately 10% of admissions to small animal hospitals.1 Ear disease often goes unnoticed by the owner until the disease has progressed…

Corrective Surgery: Dogs with Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome

If performed early, surgery and corrective procedures can prevent development of secondary changes associated with brachycephalic airway syndrome.

Brachycephalic airway syndrome (BAS) refers to a group of primary and secondary abnormalities (Table 1) that result in upper airway obstruction. Primary abnormalities cause an increase in negative pressure within the upper airways that can eventually lead to secondary abnormalities. Any tissue that obstructs the airway lumen is a source of resistance. According to the …

Fundamentals Of Surgical Oncology In Small Animals

In human surgical oncology, 60% of human patients battling cancer are cured by surgery alone. Likewise, in veterinary medicine, surgery is considered the most important component of treatment in dogs and cats suffering from solid tumors because, in many cases, surgery offers the best chance for improving patients’ quality of life.

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