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Modified tube gastropexy using a mushroom‐tipped silicone catheter for management of gastric dilatation‐volvulus in dogs

Author:
Belch, A., Rubinos, C., Barnes, D. C., Nelissen, P.
Source:
The journal of small animal practice 2017 v.58 no.2 pp. 79-88
ISSN:
0022-4510
Subject:
catheters, dogs, enteral feeding, peritonitis, silicone, surgery
Abstract:
OBJECTIVES: To report the short‐ and long‐term complications and clinical outcomes of a cohort of dogs managed for gastric dilatation‐volvulus using a modified right‐sided tube gastropexy technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective case series. RESULTS: Of 31 dogs treated, 29 (93·5%) had an excellent short‐term outcome, and gastric dilatation‐volvulus did not recur in any dog. Twenty‐six dogs (84%) were initially fed via the gastrostomy tube postoperatively; three (9·7%) suffered a major complication including septic peritonitis (n=1), and premature tube removal (n=2). Fourteen dogs (45·1%) had minor complications including mild, self‐limiting discharge from the stoma site in 13. CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE: Modified tube gastropexy using a mushroom‐tipped silicone catheter is an effective and safe surgical method for the management of gastric dilatation‐volvulus. The gastrostomy tube allowed early enteral feeding and easy administration of medications, including gastroprotectants.
Agid:
5713647