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Enterectomy

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Synonym(s): Resection and anastomosis


Introduction

  • Common surgical procedure to remove section(s) of intestine due to damage or disease.

Uses

Advantages

  • Enterectomy allows complete removal of intestine that is non-viable due to trauma or disease:
  • Exploratory celiotomy Laparotomy: midline done simultaneously allows:
    • Gross examination of intestines.
    • Assessment of viability or integrity of entire intestinal tract.

Disadvantages

  • Increased risk due to:
    • Invasive surgical procedure.
    • Anesthetic risks.
    • Post-operative complications due to dehiscence of enterectomy site leading to peritonitis Peritonitis or death.

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

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Coolman B R, Ehrhart N, Marretta S M et al (2000) Use of Skin Staples for Rapid Closure of Gastrointestinal Incisions in the Treatment of Canine Linear Foreign Bodies. J Am An Hosp Ass 36 (6), 542-547 PubMed.
  • Weisman D L, Smeak D D, Birchard S J et al (1999) Comparison of a Continuous Suture Pattern with a Simple Interrupted Suture Pattern for Enteric Closure in Dogs and Cats: 83 Cases (1991-1997). JAVMA 214 (10), 1507-1510 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Ellison G W (1990) Enterotomy. In: Current techniques in Small Animal Surgery, 4th edn. Eds M J Bojrab, G W Ellison and B Slocum. Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins, pp 245-248.

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