Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy in a standing horse for the management of renal cell carcinoma

H. G. Hilton, Monica R Aleman, O. Maher, T. S. Peterson, Mary B Whitcomb, Larry D Galuppo

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Abstract

An 18-year-old Quarter Horse gelding was examined for haematuria of 6 weeks' duration. Rectal examination identified an enlarged left kidney and ultrasonographic examination of the kidney identified grossly abnormal renal architecture. Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy was performed following laparoscopic exploration of the abdomen for metastatic disease. A laparoscopic stapling device was successfully used to transect and ligate the renal vasculature and ureter. Histopathological examination of the kidney identified renal cell carcinoma. A 7 month survival was documented following surgery. Unilateral nephrectomy should be considered a therapeutic or palliative procedure for horses with renal cell carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-244
Number of pages6
JournalEquine Veterinary Education
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2008

Keywords

  • Haematuria
  • Horse
  • Kidney
  • Laparoscopy
  • Neoplasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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