A muscle ablation sphincter to prevent diarrhea after total colectomy in puppies: a preliminary report.

Many adjunctive surgical techniques have been proposed to decrease diarrhea following total colectomy with an ileoanal anastomosis. A previously proposed method of longitudinal muscle ablation in canine small intestine to produce an "artificial sphincter" and increase transit time after massive small bowel resections has been applied to puppies who have had… CONTINUE READING