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Laparoscopic-assisted gastrotomy for foreign body retrieval in four dogs
  1. Erin Gibson1,
  2. William Culp2,
  3. Philipp Mayhew2,
  4. Jeffrey J Runge3,
  5. Lindsay C Peterson3,
  6. Ingrid M Balsa2 and
  7. Sun Y Kim2
  1. 1Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of California-Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, California, USA
  2. 2Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, University of California-Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, California, USA
  3. 3Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr William Culp; wculp{at}ucdavis.edu

Abstract

Four dogs with gastric foreign bodies were treated by laparoscopic-assisted gastrotomy. Techniques included two-port technique (n=two dogs), single-port with Alexis wound retractor (one) and single-port GelSeal cap with three cannulae (one). Foreign bodies retrieved included gravel (n=two dogs), trichobezoar (one) and a ball (one). All dogs had foreign bodies successfully removed, and no complications were encountered associated with the surgical procedures. These results suggest that laparoscopic-assisted gastrotomy is a feasible treatment for dogs with gastric foreign bodies via standard two-port technique, single-port with Alexis wound retractor, or single-port with GelSeal device. The benefits of minimally invasive surgery have been well-established for veterinary patients, and further investigation into additional uses is essential; the findings of this series highlight the importance of considering laparoscopic assistance for procedures such as gastrotomy.

  • gastrotomy
  • foreign body
  • laparoscopy
  • laparoscopic-assisted
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  • Contributors Summary of contribution: EG: co-wrote manuscript, edited manuscript, co-generated figures, involved in submission. WC: performed procedures, co-wrote manuscript, edited manuscript, co-generated figures, involved in submission. PM: performed procedures, co-wrote manuscript, edited manuscript. JJR: performed procedures, co-wrote manuscript, edited manuscript. LCP: entered information regarding case management, co-wrote manuscript, edited manuscript. Balsa: performed procedures, co-wrote manuscript, edited manuscript. Kim: performed procedures, co-wrote manuscript, edited manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement There are no data in this work.

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