A Review of Oropharyngeal Injuries and Case Studies of Soft Tissue Surgical Cases in the Dog

Tiruneh, Roman (1994) A Review of Oropharyngeal Injuries and Case Studies of Soft Tissue Surgical Cases in the Dog. MVM(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

A series of 41 dogs with oropharyngeal injury cases referred to Glasgow University Veterinary Hospital between the period of 1979-1993 were studied. The common cause of the trauma appeared to be pieces of wood in 28 cases (68.2%), and other causes included metallic foreign body (3 cases), bone (2 cases), and one ball. In seven dogs (17%) the cause was not ascertained. The Collie type of breed showed a higher presentation followed by Crossbred and Springer spaniel. Although, not significant statistically, male dogs were over presented (61%). Young (60.9%) and medium to large size dogs (64.8) were the typical victims. The majority of the dogs (84.2%) were chronically presented. The common presenting feature recorded was swelling (20 cases) and most swellings were on the cervical region (1 leases). History of trauma was the main recorded historical finding (43.5%). The typical clinical findings were swelling (29 cases) and discharging sinus (28 cases). The sites of original injury found were sublingual (6 cases), lateral pharyngeal (4 cases), tonsilar- (3 cases), rostral pharyngeal (1 case), and one dorsal pharyngeal. Surgical exploration was performed in 38 of the cases. The outcome of the treatment was obtained in 26 cases. All of the acutely presented dogs (6 cases) were cured and recurrence was the feature of the chronic cases. In addition, the presentation and management of ten cases referred to the Soft Tissue Surgery Unit are described.

Item Type: Thesis (MVM(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: Martin Sullivan
Keywords: Veterinary science
Date of Award: 1994
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1994-75813
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2019 09:15
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2019 09:15
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/75813

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