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Manual of Small Animal Tissue Surgery
by Karen M. Tobias

Gain the benefit of 20 years' experience in small animal soft tissue surgery!

Manual of Small Animal Tissue Surgery explains the tips and tricks that experienced surgeons use to make a procedure easier, faster and more successful. It provides clear, concise, detailed and well-illustrated instructions on how to complete all the common procedures performed in small animal practice.

Hundreds of high-quality color photographs and detailed line drawings are included to provide step-by-step instructions, giving you confidence when attempting these techniques.

Key Features:

  • Organized by procedure type and includes sections on surgery of the skin, abdomen, digestive system, reproductive tract, perineal, head and neck, and miscellaneous procedures
  • Each chapter contains an introduction, tips for preoperative management, surgery, and surgical techniques, and postoperative considerations
  • A practical manual useful for small animal veterinarians at all stages of their training and career


A: Instrumentation

B: Skin

  1. Primary Closure
  2. Tension Relieving Techniques
  3. Mastectomy/Lumpectomy
  4. Rotational Flap
  5. Axial Pattern Flap: Caudal Superficial Epigastric
  6. Mesh Graft
  7. Tie On Bandages

C: Abdominal Procedures

  1. Abdominal Incision Opening and Closure
  2. Splenectomy
  3. Diaphragmatic Hernia
  4. Continuous Suction Drains for Peritonitis

D: Gastrointestinal Surgery

  1. Introduction (Procedure Order, Reducing Contamination, etc)
  2. Liver Biopsy
  3. Pancreatic Biopsy
  4. Intestinal Biopsy
  5. Gastrotomy
  6. Gastrostomy Tube (Surgical Placement)
  7. Incisional Gastropexy
  8. Linear Foreign Body Removal
  9. Intestinal Resection And Anastomosis
  10. Jejunostomy Tube Placement
  11. Colopexy
  12. Rectal Polyp

E: Urogenital Surgery

  1. Ovariohysterectomy (With Comments About Pyometra)
  2. Cesarian Section
  3. Castration
  4. Cryptorchid Castration
  5. Renal Biopsy
  6. Nephrectomy
  7. Cystotomy
  8. Tube Cystostomy
  9. Prostatic Biopsy
  10. Prostatic Omentalization
  11. Perineal Urethrostomy
  12. Scrotal Urethrostomy
  13. Urethral Prolapse Resection
  14. Vulvoplasty

F: Head and Neck Surgery

  1. Stenotic Nares
  2. Elongated Soft Palate
  3. Oronasal Fistula Closure
  4. Salivary Mucocele- Cervical
  5. Ranula
  6. Lateral Ear Canal Resection
  7. Vertical Ear Canal Resection
  8. Tracheotomy
  9. Esophagostomy Tube Placement

G: Perineal Procedures

  1. Introduction (Purse String Sutures, Positioning, etc.)
  2. Anal Sac Resection
  3. Tail Amputation
  4. Perineal Hernia Repair

H: Miscellaneous Procedures

  1. Lymph Node Resection
  2. Chest Tube Placemen
  3. Finger Trap Suture
  4. Declaw


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Manual of Small Animal Tissue Surgery
by Karen M. Tobias
2009 • 504 pages • $88.95 + shipping
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