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Postoperative studies following ventral and dorsal cystotomy in mongrel dogs

SC Akomas
ROC Kene


There was omental adhesion in both the dorsal and ventral approaches to the urinary bladder. Adhesion involving the small intestine and colon were also observed. There was however no urine leakage into the peritoneal cavity following either of the approaches. The incision wounds were also seen to have healed by the fourteen postoperative day when the postmortem studies were carried out.

KEY WORDS: Cystotomy, incisions, postoperative, adhesions, dogs

Nigerian Veterinary Journal Vol.24(2) 2003: 52-56