Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Laparotomy: flank

Synonym(s): Coeliotomy

Contributor(s): Joseph Harari

Introduction

Uses

Advantages

  • Muscle splitting approach may reduce risk of dehiscence if tissue healing poor.
  • Good unilateral access to organs placed dorsally in the abdomen.

Disadvantages

  • Limited access to restricted areas.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers


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