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prophylactic gastropexy was identified as a risk factor for military working dogs (MWDs) that were diagnosed with mesenteric volvulus. Prophylactic gastropexy procedures are used to decrease the likelihood of developing GDV, which is a life-threatening surgical

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. 7,8 Additionally, during the surgical procedure to reposition the stomach, it is necessary to permanently affix the stomach to the body wall with one of several available gastropexy techniques to prevent recurrence. Failure to perform a gastropexy

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, and gastropexy to prevent recurrence. Among various gastropexy techniques, incisional gastropexy (IG) is one of the most easily performed and commonly used methods. 6 – 8 While gastropexy is typically effective in preventing GDV, 7 – 9 failure of IG

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, mortality rates for dogs with GDV were approximately 50% 1–3 ; however, mortality rates between 15% and 20% have been reported more recently. 4,5 For this reason, many veterinarians have begun to advocate prophylactic gastropexy for higher-risk patients. 6

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been reported for dogs. 1,2,5,6 After a PEG tube is placed, it acts as a temporary gastropexy to maintain the gastric serosa and parietal peritoneum in apposition until adhesions develop to form a permanent gastropexy. 7 The gastropexy site is under

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Introduction Gastropexy is performed during surgical correction of gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) or as a prophylactic procedure in at-risk patients to prevent GDV in dogs. 1 – 7 The objective of gastropexy is to create a permanent

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Single-incision laparoscopic-assisted incisional gastropexy and ovariectomy have recently been reported in veterinary surgery. 1 Theoretical advantages of single-incision versus multi-incision laparoscopic procedures in human patients are more

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, incisional gastropexy is the most common technique used for open-surgery gastropexy in dogs; however, other techniques (eg, circumcostal and belt-loop techniques) are also described. 1 Although such open-surgery gastropexy techniques are fairly safe and

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T-fastener bar (B), introduction of a 21-gauge needle centered in the temporary gastropexy site (C), placement of an 0.018-inch, 60-cm guidewire through the needle and removal of the needle (D), dilatation of the stoma tract over the guidewire (E

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lifetime risk for specific dogs predisposed to the development of GDV is estimated to be between 4% and 37%. 6 Prophylactic gastropexy (fixation of the pyloric antrum region of the stomach to the right body wall) reportedly can significantly reduce the

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