Ligation of the caudal mesenteric artery during resection and anastomosis of the colorectal junction for annular adenocarcinoma in two dogs

S. K. Sarathchandra, J. A. Lunn, Geraldine B Hunt

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Abstract

An 8-year-old terrier cross and a 10-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer presented to the University Veterinary Centre, Sydney, for investigation of long-standing tenesmus and dyschezia. Both patients had an annular adenocarcinoma at the colorectal junction. Exploratory laparotomy was performed and the affected large intestinal segment was removed by resection and anastomosis. In both dogs, the caudal mesenteric artery was intimately associated with the mass, necessitating its ligation and transection. Postoperatively, there was no evidence of anastomosis breakdown in either case and both animals recovered well from surgery. The dogs were euthanased 8 and 10 months, respectively, after surgery because of clinical signs relating to metastatic disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)356-359
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Veterinary Journal
Volume87
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Caudal mesenteric artery
  • Colectomy
  • Colorectal adenocarcinoma
  • Ischaemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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