Clinical applications of the omentum in dogs and cats

Jane Heller, Geraldine B Hunt

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Abstract

Surgical applications of the greater omentum are many and varied. The omentum boasts immunogenic, angiogenic and adhesive properties. The application of the bursal portion of the greater omentum is a recognised solution whenever augmented vascular supply, lymphatic drainage or tissue bulk is required. Lengthening of the omentum in order to place it in extra-abdominal sites may be achieved via the formation of a pedicle graft, based on the left gastroepiploic artery. The resultant pedicle graft extends to most regions of the canine or feline body. Omental pedicle grafts have been described for gastrointestinal, genitourinary, cardiothoracic, reconstructive, hepatic, splenic, neurologic and oncologic diseases. This paper discusses potential veterinary applications for omental pedicle grafts and how this procedure may simplify the treatment and improve the success rate of certain diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-73
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Veterinary Practitioner
Volume32
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Clinical applications of the omentum in dogs and cats. / Heller, Jane; Hunt, Geraldine B.

In: Australian Veterinary Practitioner, Vol. 32, No. 2, 06.2002, p. 66-73.

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