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Intestine: linear foreign body removal

Contributor(s): Andrew Gardiner, Cheryl Hedlund

Introduction

  • Removing a linear foreign body (FB), eg string, fishing line, fabric from the digestive tract.

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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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Bebchuk T N (2002) Feline gastrointestinal foreign bodies. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 32 (4), 861-880 PubMed.
  • Stack L B, Munter D W (1996) Foreign bodies in the gastrointestinal tract. Emerg Med Clin North Am 14 (3), 493-521 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Fossum T W (Ed) (1997) Small Animal Surgery. St Louis: Mosby. ISBN 0 8151 32387 (Well illustrated with color clinical photographs).
  • Guilford W G et al (1996) Strombeck's Small Animal Gastroenterology. 3rd edn Philadelphia: WB Saunders. ISBN 0 7216 3760 4 (Best source for etilogy and pathophysiology).
  • Slatter D (Ed) (1993) Textbook of Small Animal Surgery. 2nd edn Philadelphia: WB Saunders. ISBN 0 7216 8330 4 (Vol 1 & 2) (Indepth text, good illustrations, recommended).


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