Surgery

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Diagram to illustrate the correct positioning of a closed-tube thoracostomy tube within the pleural space[1]
Enterotomy on the ileum (small intestine) to remove a trichobezoar from a Domestic longhair cat, which eventually died from hepatic lipidosis and secondary diabetes mellitus 48 hrs later, despite aggressive therapy including oesophagostomy tube feeding. The cat had been vomiting and was anorexic for 7 days prior to presentation at the clinic. Courtesy of Dr Jim Euclid
Aural haematoma - Subcutaneous placement of sutures above the auricular cartilage
  • Anaesthesia
- General anaesthesia
- Local anaesthesia
- Pain management
- Fluid therapy
  • Surgical equipment
- Suture material
  • Surgical procedures
- Butterfly catheter placement
  • Surgery of the skin
- Abscesses
  • Surgery of the limbs
- Cruciate ligament repair
- Limb amputation
  • Surgery of the head and neck
- Transsphenoidal hypophysectomy
- Ocular enucleation
- Aural haematoma
- Bulla osteotomy
- Oesophagostomy tube placement
- Thyroidectomy
- Myringotomy
- Ancillary test - Brainstem auditory evoked potential
  • Surgery of the thoracic cavity
- Thoracotomy
- Bronchoalveolar lavage
- Thoracocentesis
- Closed-tube thoracostomy
- Diaphragmatic hernia
- Pericardiocentesis
  • Surgery of the abdominal cavity
- Ovariohysterectomy
- Exploratory laparotomy
- Umbilical hernia
- Inguinal hernia
- Gastric-dilation volvulus
- Intussusception
- Intestinal resection/anastomosis
- Splenectomy
- Cystotomy
- Cystocentesis
- Subtotal colectomy
- Perineal urethrostomy
- Urinary bladder marsupialization
- Porto-systemic shunt
- Peritoneal dialysis

References

  1. Barrs, VR & Beatty, JA (2009) Feline pyothorax - new insights into an old problem. Part II. Treatment recommendations and prophylaxis. Vet J 179:171