Laparoscopic versus open total splenectomy in dogs
Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences,
2012, Volume 26, Issue Suppl. III, Pages 179-186
AbstractTheobjective of this study was to evaluate a two total splenectomy laparoscopic techniquesand compare it with the conventional method.18 local breed dogs of both sexes was usedthey were divided randomly into 3 groups (A-C) of 6 dogs in each.In group A the dogs underwent laparoscopic total splenectomy with the application of titanium clips to close the splenic vessels in group B the dogs underwent total laparoscopic splenectomy by using the thermocautery while in group C the total splenectomy was performed by laparotomy. Blood samples were collected before and after operations to estimate the haptoglobin level in the serum. In group A the time needed for splenectomy was (47±5 min)in group Ba shortest time was consumed 2min) while in group C the operation time was (30±5min). The haptoglobin estimation revealed an increased level at the 1st postoperative day, and reached the peak at 3rd postoperative day, the started to decline at the 5th postoperative day and returned about the normal level in the7th postoperative day.
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