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Prepubic urethrostomy and placement of a caudal superficial epigastric flap for treatment of a self-mutilation injury in a serval.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12619844     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 10-year-old male serval was examined for treatment of a self-inflicted perineal wound that obliterated the ventral anocutaneous junction, penis, scrotum, testicles, and proximal portions of the caudomedial thigh muscles. Repair required placement of a caudal superficial epigastric flap and prepubic urethrostomy. Although it is generally preferable to delay repair of contaminated wounds until a healthy wound bed is established, circumstances related to wound location, affected tissues, and patient compliance led to a decision for immediate wound closure. In this serval, a history of food intolerance, recent diet change, eosinophilia, and eosinophilic granuloma-like skin lesions suggested that the self-mutilation injury was a result of food hypersensitivity, although foreign body or a spider bite could not be ruled out.
Bonnie G Campbell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association     Volume:  222     ISSN:  0003-1488     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc.     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-06     Completed Date:  2003-05-13     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503067     Medline TA:  J Am Vet Med Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  628-32, 602     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior, Animal
Carnivora* / injuries,  surgery
Food Hypersensitivity / complications,  veterinary*
Self Mutilation
Surgical Flaps / veterinary
Urethra / surgery*
Wounds and Injuries / prevention & control,  surgery,  veterinary*

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