Hemipelvectomy in Dogs and Cats: Technique Overview, Variations, and Description
Article first published online: 8 JUL 2008
© Copyright 2008 by The American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Volume 37, Issue 5, pages 413–419, July 2008
How to Cite
KRAMER, A., WALSH, P. J. and SEGUIN, B. (2008), Hemipelvectomy in Dogs and Cats: Technique Overview, Variations, and Description. Veterinary Surgery, 37: 413–419. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2008.00405.x
- Issue published online: 8 JUL 2008
- Article first published online: 8 JUL 2008
- Submitted May 2007; Accepted October 2007
Objective— To review and describe the surgical procedure of hemipelvectomy in dogs and cats.
Study Design— Descriptive report.
Animals— Dogs and cats.
Methods— Anatomic surgical technique description and PubMed literature search.
Results— Hemipelvectomy is an involved, aggressive surgical procedure that must be tailored to each specific clinical case. Thorough preoperative assessment and planning, as well as considerations for closure options are critical for a successful outcome. Although outcome data are scant, the prognosis after hemipelvectomy correlates to the underlying disease process. Proactive postoperative analgesia and slower return to function are important factors in patient management.
Conclusions— With careful pre- and postoperative planning, hemipelvectomy can be used successfully in dogs and cats.
Clinical Relevance— Hemipelvectomy in the dog and cat is a viable treatment option for selected neoplastic and traumatic conditions.