Diagonal Paramedian Approach for Removal of Ovarian Tumors in the Mare
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
Volume 16, Issue 6, pages 456–458, November 1987
How to Cite
MOLL, H. D., SLONE, D. E., JUZWIAK, J. S. and GARRETT, P. D. (1987), Diagonal Paramedian Approach for Removal of Ovarian Tumors in the Mare. Veterinary Surgery, 16: 456–458. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.1987.tb00987.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
A diagonal paramedian approach to the abdomen was used for unilateral ovariectomy in 15 mares. In each case, surgery was performed for removal of a granulosa cell tumor. All horses recovered from surgery with minimal complications. Surgical exposure of the affected ovary was adequate to allow exteriorization and ligation. Other advantages of this approach were ease of closure and lack of postsurgical complications.