Tuesday, January 29, 2008

11 February 2007 - Surgery for Gastric Dilatation/Volvulus

Second day at the veterinary medical conference. These are some of the steps performed in a belt loop gastroplexy for the treatment or prevention of gastric dilatation/volvulus.

Basically you create a tunnel in the musculature of the abdominal wall, Then you create a flap from the submucosa of the stomach. You draw the flap through the tunnel and suture the flap back to the stomach and this tacks the stomach in place so that it won't rotate.

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