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performed, and an esophagostomy tube was placed. The masses were submitted for histologic evaluation. The cat began eating on the first day after surgery, and at 2 weeks after surgery, no recurrence of signs of mandibular pain was observed. On histologic

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intracompartmental pressure measurements were obtained for the masseter muscles. Following surgery, an esophagostomy tube e was placed. A single lateral thoracic radiograph was obtained, evaluation of which revealed appropriate tube placement. The dog was then

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esophagostomy tube can be placed if assisted feeding is anticipated to be needed for longer than 7 days and the animal is stable for general anesthesia. Additionally, an esophagostomy tube may allow for feeding of blenderized dry diets, which may be more energy

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(0.025 mg/kg/h [0.011 mg/lb/h]) and ketamine hydrochloride (0.4 mg/kg/h [0.2 mg/lb/h]). In addition, a 14-F red rubber esophagostomy tube was inserted because supplemental tube feeding is recommended following mandibulectomy in cats 1 and it was

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following discharge from the hospital, an esophagostomy tube was placed by the referring veterinarian 10 days later because of its lack of appetite. Approximately 28 days following the placement of the feeding tube, the cat was noted to have an improved

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recorded. After stents were placed, cystography with concurrent ureteropyelography was performed to confirm patency of the ureter and stent and to assess for any ureteral leakage. All laparotomy incisions were routinely closed in 3 layers. An esophagostomy

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), and median anesthesia time was 325 minutes (range, 240 to 530 minutes). An esophagostomy tube was placed in all 26 cats. Procedural complications included the need for at least 1 ureterotomy in 5 of the 26 (19%) cats. A total of 7 ureterotomies were

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improvement. Eventually, partial parenteral nutrition and tube feeding through a cervical esophagostomy tube became necessary because of persistent dysphagia. A tracheostomy was performed because of progressive upper airway obstruction secondary to

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histologic examination of an endoscopic biopsy specimen revealed severe hepatic lipidosis. Although the turtle recovered from surgery and received supportive care, including placement of an esophagostomy tube to allow for fluid therapy, provision of

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to the open airway. The cervical portion of the esophagus drifts leftward along the trachea as it proceeds caudally, 19 which is one of the reasons esophagostomy tubes are more commonly placed on the left side of the neck. 20 The location of the

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