Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Soft palate: resection

Synonym(s): BAOS

Contributor(s): Andrew Gardiner, Geraldine Hunt, Lori Ludwig

Introduction

Uses

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Substantial improvement is possible if other components of BAOS addressed.
  • Less favorable if animal has progressed to laryngeal collapse - these animals need laryngeal surgery Larynx: laryngeal tie-back technique or permanent tracheostomy.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Lorinson D, Bright R & White R A S (1997) Brachycephalic airway obstruction syndrome - a review of 118 cases. Canine Pract 22 (5/6), 18-21 VetMedResource.
  • Clark G N & Sinibaldi K R (1994) Use of carbon dioxide laser for treatment of elongated soft palate in dogs. JAVMA 204 (11), 1779-81 PubMed.
  • Holt D & Brockman D (1994) Diagnosis and management of laryngeal diseases in the dog and cat. Vet Clin North Am 24 (5), 855-871 PubMed.


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