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Vol. 8, Issue 5, Part B (2023)

Surgical management of oropharyngeal wound using polypropylene mesh in a Dog

Author(s): M Vigneswari, N Gurunathan, S Tina Roshini and N Aruljothi
Abstract: To report the clinical findings, surgical management and outcome in dog with acute oropharyngeal wound due to dog bite. A 3 year old non descript male dog was presented with the history of dog bitten wound in the ventral aspect of neck region, unable to swallow and drink due to leakage of food through the wound. On clinical examination, extensive tissue loss of ventral neck muscles exposing oropharynx and epiglottis leading to leakage of food material. Physical parameters like temperature, respiration and pulse rate were within the normal physiological range. Haematobiochemical values were within normal range except for decreased hemoglobin and leukocytosis. Emergency surgical intervention was carried out by general anaesthesia. Surgical closure of muscles was apposed by using polypropylene mesh. Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) was injected subcutaneously at the surgical site. Postoperatively parental antibiotics and anti-inflammatory along with fluid therapy were administered for seven days. Liquid diet was advised from 8th day and semi solid food from 14th day. Complete healing was noticed on 30th day postoperatively and animal had normal food intake. Animal made an uneventful recovery.
Pages: 106-108  |  130 Views  3 Downloads


International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
How to cite this article:
M Vigneswari, N Gurunathan, S Tina Roshini, N Aruljothi. Surgical management of oropharyngeal wound using polypropylene mesh in a Dog. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2023;8(5):106-108.
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