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How securely is the testicular artery occluded in the spermatic cord by using a ligature?
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PMID:  23294146     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY: There are no studies on the ideal ligature technique for the spermatic cord. OBJECTIVES: To compare the maximal resistance pressure in the testicular artery and the maximal tensile forces to produce failure of 2 different ligature techniques used for ligation of the equine spermatic cord. METHODS: The capabilities of 2 types of ligatures, single knot loop and double knot loop, were assessed using a pressure-resistance test in testicular arteries and with an in vitro mechanical evaluation of the tensile strength by single cycle-to-failure testing. RESULTS: In the pressure-resistance test, the mean ± s.d. peak force at failure of the single knot loop was 354.4 ± 91.7 mmHg and for the double knot loop 303.2 ± 62.0 mmHg. There was no significant difference between the maximal load to failure of the single knot loop and double knot loop technique. The pressure needed for rupture was significantly higher (P = 0.001) than for leakage. The maximal tensile force at failure of the single knot loop was significantly higher than the double knot loop (P = 0.028). There was no significant difference in load elongation properties to failure between the single knot loop and double knot loop. CONCLUSIONS: Although no significant differences were obtained in the pressure-resistance test, the single knot loop sustained significantly greater load to failure than the double knot loop in single cycle-to-failure testing. Based on these findings, it would appear that the performance of the single knot loop should be superior to the double knot loop. POTENTIAL RELEVANCE: Both ligature techniques are able to withstand the normal physiological intravascular pressure. The single knot loop has the greater breaking strength of the 2 ligatures tested and is less time consuming to perform and may therefore have advantages during equine castration.
A B M Rijkenhuizen; S Sommerauer; M Fasching; K Velde; C Peham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Equine veterinary journal     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2042-3306     ISO Abbreviation:  Equine Vet. J.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173320     Medline TA:  Equine Vet J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 EVJ Ltd.
Veterinary Clinic Duurstede, Wijk bij Duurstede, The Netherlands; University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria.
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