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Abdominal Exploratory: Linear Foreign Body

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Abdominal exploratories can be both exciting and nerve racking.  Fun because you can ABSOLUTELY help your patient and make an immediate impact on their comfort and potentially save their life.  They can also be anxiety inducing because you never know exactly what you’re going to find.  But if you take a consistent and systematic approach to each exploratory, stick to your basic surgical principles, and are willing to problem solve there is nothing that you can’t handle when it comes to abdominal surgery.

In this video Dr. Dan completes an abdominal exploratory on a young Chihuahua.  We review critical steps to managing linear foreign body cases as well basic gastrotomy and enterotomy techniques and principles.

Tags: Surgery, soft tissue, explore, exploratory, laparotomy, ex lap, exploratory laparotomy, abdomen, abdominal, gastrotomy, foreign body, obstruction, gi, gastrointestinal, line, linear, enterotomy, celeiotomy

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Libby Czapor

LOVED this video! Dr. Dan's extra tips are spot on and so smart!