SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Objective

To report a technique for hemipelvectomy surgery in the dog and cat.

Study Design

Descriptive report.

Animals

Dogs and cats.

Methods

To describe patient selection and an anatomically based surgical technique for hemipelvectomy.

Results

Surgery of the pelvis requires detailed anatomic knowledge of the pelvic region. Hemipelvectomy is a major surgical procedure with potential for substantial hemorrhage because of transection through large muscle groups and proximity to major vessels. The anatomic dissection may enable better adherence to principles of compartmental resection of tumors and reduced patient morbidity.

Conclusions

When performed with appropriate care, preoperative planning, and good anesthesia support, hemipelvectomy can be performed safely and is effective for radical excision of various tumor types arising from or near the pelvis.