Laparoscopic-assisted cryptorchidectomy in an adult reindeer (Rangifer tarandus)

Pizzi, R., Girling, S., Bell, A. , Tjolle, A., Brown, D. and Devine, C. (2011) Laparoscopic-assisted cryptorchidectomy in an adult reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). Veterinary Medicine International, 2011, 131368. (doi: 10.4061/2011/131368) (PMID:21647390) (PMCID:PMC3103838)

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A successful laparoscopic-assisted cryptorchidectomy is reported in a novel species, the reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). The procedure was performed in an 8-year-old adult positioned in dorsolateral oblique recumbency, with an open approach midline subumbilical placement of the primary 10 mm optical port and carbon dioxide insufflation at 12 mmHg. Three 5 mm instrument ports were inserted under visualization in the left caudal abdomen as the retained testicle was localized to the internal inguinal ring. A 5 mm flexible organ retractor was used to assist in localizing the retained testicle. This procedure provided a less invasive alternative to open laparotomy. The authors are unaware of any published reports of laparoscopy in reindeer, or of laparoscopic assisted cryptorchidectomy in deer species.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bell, Mr Andrew and Girling, Prof Simon
Authors: Pizzi, R., Girling, S., Bell, A., Tjolle, A., Brown, D., and Devine, C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Veterinary Medicine International
Publisher:Hindawi Publishing
ISSN (Online):2042-0048
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2011 Romain Pizzi et al.
First Published:First published in Veterinary Medicine International
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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