2008, Cilt 24, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 027-039
Evaluation Of Gastric Emptying Rates Of Nondigestible Radiopaque Markers Of Different Gastropexy Methods In The Dogs
Kerim Nida Çalım, Mustafa Arıcan
S.Ü.Veteriner Fakültesi Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Konya
Keywords: GDV, Circumcostal Gastropexy, Ventral Midline Gastropexy, Belt-loop Gastropexy , Incisional Gastropexy
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Gastric dilatation and volvulus is acute and often fatal disease syndrome of uncertain aetiology that requires rapid medical and surgical intervention. In the study, to document gastric emptying using modified nondigestible radiopaque markers, some blood count and serum chemistry in dogs after modified circumcostal gastropexy, ventral midline gastropexy, incisional gastropexy and beltloop gastropexy.Twenty-four skeletally mature dogs of unselected breed, ages and sex, weighing between 15+5 kg were used. The dogs are divided four groups (circumcostal gastropexy, ventral midline gastropexy, belt-loop gastropexy, incisional gastropexy) and each group consist of six dogs. 10 pieces of 0.5 cm width and 0.7 cm lenght radiopaque markers which were prepared from enteral capsules, were swallowed during feeding by the dogs. Radiopaque markers when reach to stomach were controlled by radiologic examination. Gastric emptying was delayed 3 days after circumcostal gastropexy and ventral midline gastropexy, and there weren't any changes after incisional gastropexy and belt-loop gastropexy performed when the animals start to fed with solid meals. Dogs subjected to circumcostal gastropexy, ventral midline gastropexy, incisional gastropexy and belt-loop gastropexy had 100 % gastric emptying times similar to those of control dogs 10 days and 21 days after both surgery.Modified circumcostal gastropexy, ventral midline gastropexy, incisional gastropexy and belt-loop gastropexy are technically simple and quick. All of these technics could be suggested for approaching of both surgical and prophylactic purposes.