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A Fistula Flap Technique for Correction of Type II Atresia Ani and Rectovaginal Fistula in 6 Kittens.
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PMID:  23153170     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To report a surgical technique and long-term outcomes of type II atresia ani (AA) and rectovaginal fistula (RvF) correction, using a fistula flap technique in kittens. STUDY DESIGN: Clinical study. ANIMALS: Domestic shorthaired female kittens (n = 6) with type II AA-RvF. METHODS: Diagnosis of type II AA-RvF was made by clinical examination and vaginography. The anomaly was surgically corrected by a fistula flap technique for reconstruction of the anal canal and anus, and by vaginoplasty. Kittens were monitored for short and long-term complications. RESULTS: All 6 kittens were fecal and urinary continent in the immediate postoperative period. Postoperative complications occurred in 2 kittens: partial dehiscence between the anal and vaginal opening and a stenosis at the level of the rectal mucocutaneous anastomosis. Dehiscence healed by second intention and stenosis was treated by anoplasty. No long-term complications (median follow-up, 12 months; range, 12-17 months) were observed. CONCLUSIONS: Reconstruction of the anal canal and anus using the fistula as a local flap in combination with a vaginoplasty can be effective to treat feline type II AA and RvFs.
Nicolas Jardel; Rosario Vallefuco; Véronique Viateau
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary surgery : VS     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-950X     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8113214     Medline TA:  Vet Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© Copyright 2012 by The American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Maisons Alfort Veterinary School - Small Animal Surgery, Maisons Alfort, France.
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