Treatment of a case of tracheal stenosis in a dog with tracheal resection and anastomosis

https://doi.org/10.17221/5788-VETMEDCitation:Mutlu Z., SE A., Perk C. (2003): Treatment of a case of tracheal stenosis in a dog with tracheal resection and anastomosis. Veterinarni Medicina, 48: 339-342.
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A case of tracheal stenosis in the cervical portion of the trachea was encountered in a 5.5-month-old St. Bernard-Ro􀄴weiler cross dog. Breathing difficulty was seen in the clinical examination and presence of an obvious narrowing between the 3rd–5th cervical tracheal rings was determined in the radiological examination. Under general anesthesia the portion with stenosis was resected and the healthy trachea ends were anastomosed using the split cartilage technique. In the postoperative period the breathing difficulty disappeared and there was no development of a new stenosis in the anastomosis region. In the late period check-up the patient was seen to lead a healthy life.
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