Transendoscopic Nd: YAG Laser Ablation of Vaginal Septa in a Bitch
Article first published online: 29 FEB 2008
Volume 20, Issue 4, pages 257–259, July 1991
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WHITACRE, M. D., TATE, L. P., ESTILL, C. T. and CAMP, S. D. V. (1991), Transendoscopic Nd: YAG Laser Ablation of Vaginal Septa in a Bitch. Veterinary Surgery, 20: 257–259. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.1991.tb01257.x
- Issue published online: 29 FEB 2008
- Article first published online: 29 FEB 2008
A vaginal septum was diagnosed in an English bulldog bitch during routine estrous cycle staging. The septum extended 16 cm from the vestibulo-vaginal junction to just caudal to the cervix. The septum was removed by two applications of an Nd:YAG laser via a flexible fiberoptic endoscope. Complete healing occurred over a 5-week period and was uneventful. The bitch was bred and subsequently delivered four puppies vaginally. Transendoscopic laser ablation provided a noninvasive approach to surgically remove a vaginal septum in the dog.