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Epiglottic entrapment: the techniques for diagnosis and surgical treatment
Veterinary Medicine (1990)
  • C M Honnas
  • James Schumacher, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • P W Dean
Abstract

The diagnosis and management of epiglottic entrapment is discussed. Three surgical techniques are described: resection through ventral laryngotomy or pharyngotomy, oral approach and a nasal approach using electrosurgical equipment. Surgical success rates range from 75 to 88% for horses with normal-sized epiglottis and no dorsal displacement of the soft palate.

Publication Date
1990
Citation Information
C M Honnas, James Schumacher and P W Dean. "Epiglottic entrapment: the techniques for diagnosis and surgical treatment" Veterinary Medicine Vol. 85 Iss. 6 (1990)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/james_schumacher/124/