Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Laparotomy: paramedian

Synonym(s): Celiotomy

Contributor(s): Alasdair Hotston Moore, Daniel Smeak

Introduction

  • Alternate approach for limited access to the caudal abdomen in male dogs.

Uses

Advantages

  • Easy, quick method to access caudal abdomen in males.
  • Allows continuation of exploration outside abdominal cavity along inguinal region to scrotum, if needed.
  • Avoids need for preputial reflection.

Disadvantages

  • Allows only limited access to caudal abdomen.
  • May cause more hemorrhage in abdominal wall compared to midline approach.
  • Anatomy less familiar than midline approach.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers


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