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TDK conference 2010

Investigation of incisional gastropexy as surgical treatment of gastric dilatation and volvulus
Edvinsson Jane - year 5
SzIU, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Department of Surgery
Supervisor: Németh Tibor DVM

Abstract:

GDV is a life threatening condition that mostly affects large and giant dogs with deep chest. The ideal patient is an old, stressful male dog of giant breed with relatives that have had the condition and that has just been eating before exercising. The most common signs are swollen abdomen, vomit attempt without result and signs of strong pain. Pathophysology of the condition are a cascade of events, first a dilatation of the stomach and torsion which leads to compression of large veins and the diaphragm and lungs. From these circulatory and respiratory systems gets involved. The final deathcause is suffocation.

Included in the investigation, made in Sweden at Strömsholms regional animal hospital, were totally 60 dogs of different ages, ranging from 0, 5-13years, and breeds were included. 16 females and 44 males, of which 1 resp. 6 were castrated. From these 60 dogs 28 were operated and 31 euthainised and 1 got healthy without operation. The most common operation method used was Incision Gastropexy, only in 2 cases circumcostal gastropexy were used. Among the complications most common type was postoperative short-term complications and among those the one and most common was errythema/swelling/discharge of the wound. Among the long-term complications painful abdominal palpation was the most common one and when it comes to intraoperative complications the overrepresented complication was fluid in abdominal cavity and any kind of bleeding.



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