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Reconstruction of a Bilateral Hypoplastic Soft Palate in a Cat
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association (2004)
  • Jason Headrick, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Jonathan F. McAnulty
Abstract
A 2-year-old, female spayed, domestic shorthair cat was presented with a history of dyspnea, upper respiratory congestion, and aspiration. Physical examination revealed a bilaterally hypoplastic soft palate resembling a uvula. A novel surgical technique was performed to reconstruct the soft palate, utilizing both a hard palate-derived mucoperiosteal flap combined with two pharyngeal wall-derived, random-pattern mucosal flaps. This is the first report of a bilaterally hypoplastic soft palate in the cat, as well as a description of a new surgical method for soft palate reconstruction.
Keywords
  • cat,
  • feline,
  • soft palate reconstruction,
  • dyspnea,
  • respiratory
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Publication Date
January 1, 2004
Citation Information
Jason Headrick and Jonathan F. McAnulty. "Reconstruction of a Bilateral Hypoplastic Soft Palate in a Cat" Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association Vol. 40 Iss. 1 (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jason_headrick/7/