The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine


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.

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