Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Stomach: gastrotomy

Introduction

  • Incision into the stomach to gain access to the lumen.

Uses

Advantages

  • Open surgical gastrotomy allows thorough evaluation of the mucosal surface by direct inspection and palpation.

Disadvantages

  • Gastrotomy is a major surgical procedure cf endoscopy.

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

  • Usually excellent in uncomplicated foreign body retrieval.
  • The stomach normally heals rapidly.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMedResource and PubMed.
  • Haragopal V et al (1996) Surgical removal of a fish bone from the canine esophagus through gastrotomy. Can Vet J 37(3), 156.
  • Fossum T W et al (1995)Presumptive, iatrogenic gastric outflow obstruction associated with prior gastric surgery. JAAHA 31(5), 391-395.

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