Partial splenectomy in the dog: a comparison of stapling and ligation techniques.

Abstract

Partial splenectomy was performed in 17 adult dogs by using either surgical stapling instrumentation or conventional suturing techniques. Blood loss was minimal as determined by clinical observation and comparison of packed cell volumes and total protein levels before and after surgery. Surgical stapling instrumentation or suturing techniques may be used safely for partial splenectomy in the dog; however, the stapling technique significantly decreases operative time.

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@article{Waldron1995PartialSI, title={Partial splenectomy in the dog: a comparison of stapling and ligation techniques.}, author={Don R. Waldron and J . F . R . Robertson}, journal={Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association}, year={1995}, volume={31 4}, pages={343-8} }