Original Article: Clinical
Hemipelvectomy: Modified surgical technique and clinical experiences from a retrospective study
Article first published online: 9 DEC 2013
© Copyright 2013 by The American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Volume 43, Issue 1, pages 19–26, January 2014
How to Cite
Bray, J. P. (2014), Hemipelvectomy: Modified surgical technique and clinical experiences from a retrospective study. Veterinary Surgery, 43: 19–26. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2013.12085.x
- Issue published online: 2 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 9 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Received: 27 NOV 2012
To report a technique for hemipelvectomy surgery in the dog and cat.
Dogs and cats.
To describe patient selection and an anatomically based surgical technique for hemipelvectomy.
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.
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.