Total laryngectomy for management of chronic aspiration pneumonia in a myopathic dog

Karen M. Vernau, Stanley L. Marks, Maggie A. Kuhn, William T N Culp, Tammy J. Owens, G. Diane Shelton, Tausif Siddiqui, Rachel Pollard, Peter C. Belafsky

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

A 5-month-old female pit bull terrier dog evaluated for ataxia, progressive regurgitation, and recurrent aspiration pneumonia had markedly elevated creatine kinase activity, non-inflammatory generalized myopathy, and severe esophageal dysmotility. A narrow-field total laryngectomy was performed. The dog is doing well 30 months after surgery, and no longer has episodes of aspiration pneumonia, despite intermittent regurgitation. This case represents the first application of total laryngectomy for the prevention of chronic recurrent aspiration pneumonia in the dog.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)761-766
Number of pages6
JournalCanadian Veterinary Journal
Volume57
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Total laryngectomy for management of chronic aspiration pneumonia in a myopathic dog'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this