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Evaluation of a laryngoscope and a rigid endoscope for the examination of the oral cavity of small mammals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17209089     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The oral cavities of 65 rabbits, 35 chinchillas, 38 guinea pigs, 19 degus and 13 prairie dogs suffering from a lack of appetite, hypersalivation, moist dermatitis, swelling of the lower jaw or mild exophthalmos were examined with a paediatric laryngoscope and rigid endoscope. The laryngoscope was safe and satisfactory for a preliminary examination, but changes in the less accessible caudal parts of the cavity could not be identified precisely. A rigid endoscope with 30 degrees optics made it possible to examine all parts of the oral cavity and oropharynx, and make detailed observations of surface lesions on the premolar and molar teeth and the mucosal surface of the gingiva, tongue and hard palate; endoscopy with 70 degrees optics provided an excellent view of the occlusal tooth surfaces, tooth crowns, and buccal mucosa. The collection of biopsy samples, the removal of foreign objects and the correction of malocclusions were greatly simplified by the use of the endoscope owing to the clear visualisation of the procedures, and the risk of injury was minimised. The examinations with a laryngoscope were made effectively on animals that were manually restrained, but a thorough examination with a rigid endoscope required the animals to be anaesthetised.
V Jekl; Z Knotek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary record     Volume:  160     ISSN:  0042-4900     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Rec.     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-08     Completed Date:  2007-03-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0031164     Medline TA:  Vet Rec     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1-3 Palackeho Street, 612 42 Brno, Czech Republic.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia / methods,  veterinary
Diagnosis, Differential
Endoscopes / standards,  veterinary*
Guinea Pigs
Laryngoscopes / standards,  veterinary*
Laryngoscopy / methods,  veterinary*
Rodent Diseases / diagnosis*,  therapy*

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