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Evaluation of unilateral arytenoid lateralization for the treatment of laryngeal paralysis in 14 cats.
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PMID:  21041335     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Laryngeal paralysis is a relatively common cause of upper airway obstruction in middle-aged to older, large-breed dogs; however, it is rare in the cat. The purpose of this study is to describe a series of cats diagnosed with laryngeal paralysis treated by unilateral arytenoid lateralization. Fourteen cats met the criteria of the study. Intraoperative and postoperative complications were seen in 21% (three of 14) and 50% (seven of 14) of cases, respectively. Median duration of follow-up was 11 months (range 3 weeks to 8 years). None of these cats had recurrence of clinical signs. Based on this brief case series, unilateral arytenoid lateralization appeared to be a suitable method for treating laryngeal paralysis in cats. Additional studies are warranted to determine the type and frequency of long-term complications.
Brian Thunberg; Gary C Lantz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1547-3317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Anim Hosp Assoc     Publication Date:    2010 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-02     Completed Date:  2010-12-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0415027     Medline TA:  J Am Anim Hosp Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  418-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Animal Surgical and Emergency Center, 1535 Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90025, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arytenoid Cartilage / surgery*
Cat Diseases / surgery*
Intraoperative Complications / epidemiology,  veterinary
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology,  veterinary
Retrospective Studies
Surgical Procedures, Operative / methods,  veterinary
Treatment Outcome
Vocal Cord Paralysis / surgery,  veterinary*

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