characteristics, the recommendations for treatment of intracranial meningiomas in cats is primarily surgery. However, surgery is not without risks and complications, and occasionally the location and size of the tumor, or patient comorbidities, may preclude
’s hands receive the most radiation exposure during surgery, it is important to quantify how much radiation the hands and body of a surgeon, or any other assisting personnel, may be exposed to during surgery. The primary objective of this pilot study was to
intraoperative complications and to identify short- and long-term complications associated with this surgical procedure.
All rabbits that underwent subconjunctival enucleation surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Veterinary Medical
T he limitations of laparoscopic surgery include the loss of tactile feedback and the inability to palpate deep parenchymal lesions, which may impair intraoperative surgical assessment. In humans, the increasing use of laparoscopic ultrasound (LUS
requirements for residency training, with respect to both the number of training weeks and the number of cases that a resident must perform to be eligible for board certification. 1 Yet there is a paucity of data in veterinary surgery regarding how much
Gastrointestinal surgery is commonly performed in small animal veterinary practice for diagnostic or therapeutic reasons. Although gastrointestinal surgery may be routine, a risk of potentially fatal postoperative complications exists, the most
operative field and improved ergonomy. 10 , 11 The exoscope is a rigid 0° or 90° scope that sits outside the body cavity (focal distance of 250 to 300 mm) and is held by a mechanical arm that allows for the scope position to be adjusted during surgery. 6
individual agent. Though NSAIDs are widely used in veterinary medicine for their anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, 3 their use in many abdominal surgeries is limited due to concerns in patients with hypotension or those undergoing gastrointestinal
(< 60 beats/min) associated with persistent hypotension (MAP < 60 mm Hg) for > 10 minutes were treated with atropine (0.02 mg/kg [0.01 mg/lb], IV).
Baseline data were collected 30 minutes after starting the infusions, and surgery commenced immediately
BOAS, albeit not at the institution in this report. 5–7
For dogs with BOAS, surgery is frequently performed to relieve upper airway obstruction and prevent progressive life-threatening laryngeal collapse. 2,8,9 However, some dogs continue to have