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Result of Endoscopically Assisted Gastropexy in Dogs

Mustafa Arican / Kurtuluş Parlak / Mehmet Ege Ince
  • Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Selcuk, Konya/ Turkey
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/ Hasan Güzelbekteş
  • Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Selcuk, Konya/ Turkey
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Published Online: 2014-06-17 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/acve-2014-0021


The aim of this study was to investigate the use of endoscopy jointly with gastropexy in dogs as a potential mean to aid prevention and evaluation of the long-term efficiency of this procedure for gastric dilatation-volvulus.

The study was performed on ten healthy adult medium- and large-breed dogs. The dogs had no abnormal finding upon physical examination and each underwent an endoscopically assisted gastropexy procedure. After surgery all dogs were in good condition. The surgical procedure was followed by x-ray and ultrasonographic examinations. The records included data for gastropexy anatomic location and length, duration of the surgical procedure and complications.

The mean ± SD gastropexy length was 3.0 ± 0.25 cm, as determined by ultrasonography, and the mean duration of the surgical procedure was 20 ± 5 minutes.

It appears that endoscopically assisted gastropexy is a simple, fast, safe, and reliable method of performing a prophylactic gastropexy in dogs. This procedure maximizes the benefits of decreased morbidity and shorter duration of anaesthesia associated with minimally invasive surgery.


Cilj studije je bio da se ispita istovremena upotreba endoskopije sa gastropeksijom kod pasa, kao potencijalno podesna metoda za prevenciju i evaluaciju gastričke dilatacijevolvulusa, kao i efikasnost duže primene ove tehnike. Ispitivanje je obavljeno na 10 zdravih, odraslih pasa, srednjih i velikih rasa. Svaki pas je podvrgnut endoskopiji zajedno sa procedurom gastropeksije. Obavljeni su radiografski pregledi kao i pregledi ultrazvukom i sve životinje su bile dobrog zdravstvenog stanja. Podaci koji su dobijeni, odnosili su se na anatomsku lokaciju gastropeksije, dužinu trajanja hirurške procedure kao i moguće komplikacije. Srednja vrednost (±SD) dužine gastropeksije, dobijena ultrazvučnim pregledom je bila 3,0 ± 0,25 cm, a srednja vrednost dužine trajanja hirurške procedure je bila 20 ± 5 minuta. Na osnovu rezultata, može se pretpostaviti da je endoskopski asistirana gastropeksija jednostavna, brza, bezbedna i pouzdana metoda prilikom profilaktičke gastropeksije kod pasa. Ovom metodom smanjuje se morbiditet, kratko traje anestezija, uz maksimalnu redukciju invazivne hirurške metode.

Keywords: dog; endoscopical gastropexy; X-ray; ultrasound


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About the article

Received: 2014-02-12

Accepted: 2014-04-11

Published Online: 2014-06-17

Published in Print: 2014-06-01

Citation Information: Acta Veterinaria, Volume 64, Issue 2, Pages 226–235, ISSN (Online) 1820-7448, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/acve-2014-0021.

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