A dorsal sling technique for correction of nuchal ligament excision in a dermoid sinus canine case is presented in this report. At surgery, there were multiple tubes of the dermoid sinus tracts of different types. The nuchal sinus was treated using a segmental resection at the area of involvement and a dorsal sling technique was performed. The dog recovered uneventfully and regained normal daily activities within a short time after surgery. The technique was accomplished as evaluated by non-pain normal motion of the cervical region and no complications were found during the follow-up period. This is the first report on the performance of the dorsal sling technique for stabilization and support after a canine nuchal ligament resection in a rare case of multiple dermoid sinus types. Further investigation is needed to evaluate the long-term consequences and benefits of this technique.
Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University
Boonwittaya, Nithida; Lewchalermwong, Pakthorn; and Keadwut, Kanokwan
"A dorsal sling technique in a dermoid sinus dog with nuchal ligament excision,"
The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine: Vol. 52:
1, Article 25.
Available at: https://digital.car.chula.ac.th/tjvm/vol52/iss1/25