Small Animal Wound Management and Reconstructive Surgery

A special issue of Veterinary Sciences (ISSN 2306-7381). This special issue belongs to the section "Veterinary Surgery".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 3741

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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, 64100 Teramo, Italy
Interests: feline and canine; surgery; surgical site infectious
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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, 64100 Teramo, Italy
Interests: head and neck surgery; oncologic surgery; mininvasive surgery; reconstructive surgery

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Dear Colleagues,

Reconstructive surgery can be used for management after neoplastic asportation or for wound management. It may include cutaneous surgery, the use of titanium mesh for head and neck reconstruction or the use of polypropylene mesh for large defects of the thoracic or abdominal walls. This Special Issue aims to provide selected contributions on basic and advanced surgery techniques in reconstructive surgery.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to: reconstructed abdominal walls; reconstructed thoracic walls; reconstructive head and neck surgery; tubular flap; use of myocutaneous flaps; use of titanium mesh; use of polypropylene mesh; vascular flap; prospective uses of titanium 3D printing.

Dr. Roberto Tamburro
Dr. Francesco Collivignarelli
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Keywords

  • reconstructive surgery
  • oncologic surgery
  • titanium mesh
  • head and neck
  • 3D
  • titanium printing
  • polypropylene mesh
  • small animals

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A Rotation Alar Fold Flap for Cosmetic Nasal Plane Reconstruction: Description of the Technique and Outcome in Three Dogs
by Rosario Vallefuoco, Kadi Ritson, Frances Taylor, Caroline Fina and Alba Maria Bello
Vet. Sci. 2023, 10(11), 647; https://doi.org/10.3390/vetsci10110647 - 09 Nov 2023
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Nasal planum reconstruction is a surgical challenge, and several surgical techniques have been described. The objective of this study was to describe the rotation alar fold flap technique and to report clinical outcomes in a short case series. The feasibility of the technique [...] Read more.
Nasal planum reconstruction is a surgical challenge, and several surgical techniques have been described. The objective of this study was to describe the rotation alar fold flap technique and to report clinical outcomes in a short case series. The feasibility of the technique was first assessed in a canine cadaveric model. The rotation alar fold flap was obtained by a single sharp horizontal incision of the dorsolateral nasal cartilage, preserving the caudal mucosal attachment to the ventral nasal concha. The flap was then rotated ventro-medially for the reconstruction of the ventral aspect of the nasal planum unilaterally or bilaterally. The rotation alar fold flap technique was used following a subtotal or partial planectomy for excision of a squamous cell carcinoma or mast cell tumors in three dogs. No intraoperative complications were recorded. Superficial surgical site infection was reported in two cases and minor dehiscence was reported in one case. However, survival of the flap was not affected. The cosmetic and functional outcomes were considered very satisfactory in all cases. The rotation alar fold flap technique offers a safe, valuable, feasible, functional and aesthetically satisfactory alternative surgical option for selected cases of localized tumor involving the central and ventral planum. Full article
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