Resection and anastomosis of the small colon in four horses.

A. J. Dart, J. R. Snyder, J. R. Pascoe

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Resection and anastomosis of the small colon was performed on 4 horses with vascular lesions (strangulating lipoma, mesenteric tear, dissecting haematoma) or functional obstruction (stricture) of this area of the bowel. The anastomoses were performed using a variety of suture materials in 2 layers. An appositional, full-thickness, simple, interrupted pattern was used in the first layer in all cases and oversewn with either a Cushing pattern (3 cases) or a Utrecht pattern (1 case). Post-operative complications associated with suture material and surgical technique were not seen. All horses were discharged from the hospital and all were alive more than one year after discharge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-7
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Veterinary Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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  • veterinary(all)


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