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Bydzovsky, ND; Bockstahler, B; Dupré, G
Single-port laparoscopic-assisted ovariohysterectomy with a modified glove-port technique in dogs.
Vet Surg. 2019; 48(5):715-725
Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:
Vetmed Research Units
University Clinic for Small Animals, Clinical Unit of Small Animal Surgery
- To describe a single-port laparoscopic-assisted ovariohysterectomy (LOHE) with a modified glove-port technique in dogs and compare it with previously published laparoscopic techniques for LOHE in dogs.Prospective clinical study and technique description.Forty-two healthy female dogs.Laparoscopic-assisted ovariohysterectomy was performed with a custom-made single-port device. The total duration of surgery from first incision to skin closure was compared with previously published durations of LOHE in dogs. Short-term complications were recorded.The median total duration of surgery was 24 minutes (range, 17.5-39.5; mean, 25.73; SD, 6.12), which was shorter than that described in most previously reported studies of LOHE in dogs (range, 20.8 ± 4.00-60.0 ± 18.45 minutes; P < .001). Intraoperative complications were minor, but wound complications occurred in 12 of 42 (29%) dogs.Single-port LOHE with the glove-port technique in combination with a wound retractor and nonarticulated instruments was completed in all dogs. This technique was faster than what has been previously reported for other LOHE, but local wound complications were common.The glove-port technique described here offers a low-cost alternative to other commercially available single-port devices.© 2019 The Authors. Veterinary Surgery published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of The American College of Veterinary Surgeons.