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An Urban Experience
   Out of the total 11 Autogenous Mesh Skin grafting performed 100% viability was obtained in 7 cases. In two cases 50% viability was obtained in one case 30% viability was obtained while in one case the graft was completely rejected.
Loss of grafts either partially or completely was because of accumulation of fluid below the graft, imperfect immobilization of the graft, mutilation of the graft, recipient bed being deeper than the thickness of the graft. Autogenous Mesh Skin grafting is better suited for large wounds on head and limbs of dogs. The ventral abdomen skin is suitable as donor site. These grafts
are cosmetically acceptable, least time consuming and economical for management and reconstruction and also reduces the convalescence period.
F. Wiecheteck deSouza1, R. Luizari Guedes2, P. Natasha Kasper3, L. Neme Frassy1,
A. Douglas do Nascimento Junior1
1Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Small Animal Surgery, Viçosa, Brazil
2Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná, Small Animal Surgery, Curitiba, Brazil
3Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Small Animal Surgery, Santa Maria, Brazil
Dioctophyma renale infects the kidneys of domestic
and wild carnivores. The ingested parasite penetrates
the duodenal wall, enters the abdominal cavity and migrates to the kidney, where it remains until the adult stage. The recommended treatment is the parasite surgical removal, being nephrectomy indicated when only one kidney is affected. The laparoscopic approach has potential advantages over conventional surgery, such as access through small incisions, less tissue damage, less discomfort and postoperative pain, shorter hospitalization of the patient, faster postoperative recovery, lower costs and better cosmetic results.
The aim of the current study was to describe nephroureterectomy using laparoscopic approach as surgical treatment in a canine presenting unilateral Dioctophymosis.
An 8-year-old female canine mongrel presented signs of apathy, progressive weight loss and abdominal discomfort. Ultrasound examination showed parasites in the right kidney and ureter as well as renomegaly
in the left kidney. Numerous nematodes eggs were observed during urinalysis, consistent with Dioctophyma renale infection. Laparoscopic nephroureterectomy was performed using three trocars.
The patient was discharged on the 2nd day post-op. On the 7th day post-op, was observed complete surgical wound healing and no signs of infection. After one year from surgery, ultrasound, hematological and biochemical evaluation were repeated and no abnormalities were observed.

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