Laparoscopic Splenectomy for Treatment of Splenic Hemangiosarcoma in a Dog
Article first published online: 12 AUG 2010
© Copyright 2010 by The American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Volume 39, Issue 7, pages 870–872, October 2010
How to Cite
Collard, F., Nadeau, M.-E. and Carmel, É.-N. (2010), Laparoscopic Splenectomy for Treatment of Splenic Hemangiosarcoma in a Dog. Veterinary Surgery, 39: 870–872. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2010.00721.x
- Issue published online: 1 OCT 2010
- Article first published online: 12 AUG 2010
- Submitted June 2009Accepted October 2009
Objective: To report laparoscopic splenectomy in a dog.
Study Design: Clinical report.
Animals: Mixed breed dog (n=1).
Methods: Hemangiosarcoma was diagnosed by ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of a splenic mass in an 11-year-old, 30 kg, mixed breed dog. No metastatic disease was identified during complete staging (chest radiographs, echocardiogram, and abdominal ultrasonography); however, cystic calculi were identified. Laparoscopic splenectomy using Ligasure V was performed through 3 portals and the calculi were removed by laparoscopic-assisted cystoscopy.
Results: Total surgical time was 2 hours and for laparoscopic splenectomy, 65 minutes. The celiotomy incision for splenic removal was 7 cm. The dog recovered uneventfully and was ambulatory 2 hours postoperatively.
Conclusion: Laparoscopy with Ligasure V facilitated successful removal of a spleen with a 3 cm mass.
Clinical Relevance: Laparoscopic splenectomy in dogs is feasible for removal of a normal-sized spleen with a moderate-sized mass.