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Standing surgery of the neck and thorax.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1820229     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Many surgical procedures of the head and neck can be safely performed in the standing horse, with easy access to all aspects of the surgical field. Some procedures, such as tracheotomy, are easier to perform with the horse standing with the head in a more natural position than with the horse under general anesthesia. Procedures of the neck and thorax that require evacuation of purulent and necrotic material from confined spaces, such as occur in horses with esophageal ruptures and extensive intrathoracic abscesses, can be done as standing procedures to avoid the risks of general anesthesia on severely debilitated patients.
D E Freeman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0749-0739     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Clin. North Am. Equine Pract.     Publication Date:  1991 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-04     Completed Date:  1992-08-04     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511904     Medline TA:  Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  603-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, New Bolton Center, Kennett Square.
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MeSH Terms
Horse Diseases / surgery*
Horses / surgery*
Neck / surgery*
Thoracic Diseases / surgery,  veterinary*

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