Soft Tissue Surgery


Corrective Surgery: Dogs with Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome

Dena Lodato, DVM, MS, Animal Emergency & Referral Center, Flowood, Mississippi John Mauterer, DVM, Diplomate ACVS, Animal Emergency & Referral Center, Flowood, Mississippi This article discusses surgical techniques and corrective procedures that address brachycephalic airway syndrome. If performed early, surgery can prevent development of secondary changes associated with this condition. Brachycephalic airway syndrome (BAS) refers …


Fundamentals Of Surgical Oncology In Small Animals

Michael J. Orencole & Ryan Butler, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS (Small Animal) Cancer is one of the major causes of morbidity in veterinary patients, and surgical removal of tumors one of the most common surgical procedures performed by veterinarians. This article covers tumor evaluation and biopsy, grading and staging, and surgical approach. Cancer is one …


Use of Random Subdermal Flaps to Repair Extensive Skin Defects

Dena L. Lodato, DVM, and Jennifer L. Wardlaw, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS In veterinary medicine, many surgical problems, including tumor resection and trauma, can result in skin defects that can be extensive and require additional repair techniques beyond undermining (separating the skin from the underlying tissue) and simple suture closure. When wide surgical margins are …


The Cutting Edge: Introducing Reduced Port Laparoscopic Surgery

  Jeffrey J. Runge, DVM, Diplomate ACVS In both animals and humans, minimally invasive surgery has revolutionized modern surgical practices; it has significantly changed modern surgical thinking, surgical techniques, and patient care.1 Compared with similar open procedures,2 these new techniques are readily available for companion animals with proven advantages, such as: Decreased postoperative pain3 Improved postoperative … Protection Status