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An Urban Experience
Conclusions
A good correlation of 97% between echolaryngography and visual inspections was found.
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SOFT TISSUE SURGERY
INTERNAL ABDOMINAL OBLIQUE MUSCLE FLAP TO CLOSE MAJOR ADBOMINAL WALL DEFECT
A. Cronin1, J. Hall2
1Department of Veterinary Medicine, Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
2Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom
Introduction
Large abdominal wall defects resulting from trauma or oncological surgery can be challenging to reconstruct. Synthetic mesh can be used, but avoiding inclusion of foreign material may be preferred.
Objectives
To describe the use of a novel internal abdominal oblique muscle  ap in a dog.
Methods
A seven year-old, 20kg, male Australian kelpie
had surgery to remove the right 12 and 13th rib (osteosarcoma) and a biopsy scar  ve cm caudal to the tumour with 3cm lateral margins and the full thickness
of the abdominal wall. The diaphragm was advanced to close the thorax. The external abdominal oblique was not available for reconstruction. A muscle  ap was created from the remaining caudal internal abdominal oblique ( gure 1); a 15cm wide base was preserved adjacent
to the lumbar spine, the caudal border extended cranioventrally parallel with the muscle  bres and the ventral border created by incising through the insertion aponeurosis. The  ap was rotated 90 degrees cranially to cover the dorsal aspect of the defect and secured with simple interrupted PDS 2-0 to the remaining latissimus dorsi. The distal defect was closed by apposing the facia of the rectus abdominis to the distal edge of the  ap.
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