Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Marsupialization: oral

Contributor(s): Rosa Ragni

Introduction

  • Creation of a fistula between cyst (or abscess) and external environment as a means of drainage.

Uses

  • Sublingual ranula.
  • Pharyngeal mucocele.
  • Zygomatic mucocele.

Advantages

  • Simple to perform.

Disadvantages

  • Often only temporary, as usually contract and heals with time.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Guarded.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Dunning D (2003)Oral cavity: tongue, lips, cheeks, pharynx, and salivary glands.In:Textbook of Small Animal Surgery. 3rd edn. Slatter D (ed), W B Saunders, Philadelphia, pp 553-561.
  • Hedlund C S (2002)Surgery of the oral cavity and oropharynx.In:Small Animal Surgery. 2nd edn, T W Fossum (ed), Mosby, St. Louis, pp 274-307.
  • Knecht C D (1998)Salivary glands.In:Current techniques in Small Animal Surgery.4th edn, Bojrab M J (ed), Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, pp183-186.


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