Ovariectomy via the prefemoral fossa is a well-described technique for sterilization in chelonians. The choice between lateral and dorsal recumbency is generally left to the surgeon’s preference, with no data supporting an objective superiority of one over the other. Twenty-four sexually mature female pond sliders (Trachemys scripta) were enrolled for elective prefemoral endoscope-assisted oophorectomy, and were randomly divided in two groups: 12 animals were placed in right lateral recumbency with a left fossa approach (Group A), and 12 in dorsal recumbency with a right fossa approach (Group B). Scoring systems were applied to assess the ease of access to the coelomic cavity, and the ease of identification of the ovary opposite to the surgical incision. A negative correlation was found between the body weight of the animals and the ease of access to the coelom (p = 0.013), making the access easier in smaller animals. No significant dierence was found between the two groups in terms of ease of access to the coelomic cavity, first ovary removal time, ease of identification of the second ovary, second ovary removal time, or total surgery time.
Comparison of Lateral and Dorsal Recumbency During Endoscope-Assisted Oophorectomy in Mature Pond Sliders (Trachemys Scripta) / E. Bardi, G. Antolini, E. Lubian, V. Bronzo, S. Romussi. - In: ANIMALS. - ISSN 2076-2615. - 10:9(2020 Aug 19).
|Titolo:||Comparison of Lateral and Dorsal Recumbency During Endoscope-Assisted Oophorectomy in Mature Pond Sliders (Trachemys Scripta)|
BARDI, EDOARDO (Primo) (Corresponding)
BRONZO, VALERIO (Penultimo)
ROMUSSI, STEFANO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||chelonians; coelioscopy; endoscopic surgery; oophorectomy; pond slider; Trachemys scripta|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/09 - Clinica Chirurgica Veterinaria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||19-ago-2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ani10091451|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|