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Laparoscopy versus exploratory laparotomy for dogs with suspected gastrointestinal obstruction Results of a study involving 16 dogs with evidence of gastrointestinal obstruction indicated that laparoscopy is a feasible alternative to exploratory laparotomy

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anesthetized dogs undergoing laparotomy Arterial blood pressure is often monitored as an indicator of circulatory status in anesthetized dogs. However, because mean arterial blood pressure depends on both cardiac output and systemic vascular resistance

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.45 μg/mL. Mean ± SD chloramphenicol bioavailability was 28 ± 10%, and terminal half-life was 2.85 ± 1.32 hours following PO administration. See page 90 Special Report Rates of intraoperative complications and conversion to laparotomy

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biopsy in dogs Although laparoscopy has been used for diagnostic purposes in veterinary medicine for several decades, few reports exist detailing complication and conversion (from laparoscopy to open laparotomy) rates for specific diagnostic

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-port technique, median surgery time was 90 minutes (range, 50 to 150 minutes), and none of the patients required conversion to laparotomy. Six of the 7 patients had complete resolution of clinical signs after surgery. One patient underwent laparotomy 7 weeks

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, effective, and well tolerated method for achieving renal pelvis decompression through temporary urinary diversion. Catheters were placed percutaneously with ultrasonographic and fluoroscopic guidance or via a ventral midline laparotomy with fluoroscopic

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among histologic diagnoses, multiple samples should be obtained. Overall, 76 of the 80 (95%) dogs survived to hospital discharge. Three (4%) dogs required conversion to laparotomy, but in none of the dogs was conversion to laparotomy needed to control

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nesidioblastosis A 6-year-old Australian Shepherd was evaluated because of persistent hypoglycemia. Hematologic analysis revealed a high serum insulin-to-glucose concentration ratio, and exploratory laparotomy was performed. No pancreatic lesions or masses were

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the urinary bladder, irregular thickening of the urinary bladder wall, and gaseous distention of the cecum. Laparotomy-assisted flushing of the urinary bladder and urethra was performed, and the rabbit recovered without complications. Composition

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porcellus ) with a small gastric mass underwent exploratory laparotomy and partial gastrectomy. Histologic and immunohistochemical examinations of the mass revealed that it was a gastric leiomyoma. The patient recovered from surgery without complications. No

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