Supplemental Oxygen Delivery and Minimally Invasive Surgery in Small Animal Surgery 5th Edition by Bojrab, Waldron and Toombs
Two new chapters in the book Current Techniques in Small Animal Surgery, 5th Edition have been added on the IVIS website. Current Techniques in Small Animal Surgery provides current information regarding surgical techniques from the perspective of clinicians who are performing specific procedures on a regular basis.
Supplemental Oxygen Delivery and Feeding Tube Techniques
Authors: Crowe DT, Devey JJ, Devitt CM, Seim III HB
Indwelling tubes that enter the nose and stop in the ventral nasal meatus (nasal), pharynx (nasopharyngeal), or trachea (nasotracheal) are effective for the delivery of supplemental oxygen (O2). Those that continue on through the ventral nasal meatus and pharynx and stop in the caudal thoracic esophagus (nasoesophageal [NEO]) are useful for the delivery of fluids and nutritional supplements or for the aspiration of air and fluids to provide decompression of the esophagus in conditions causing megaesophagus. Tubes that continue on into the stomach and either stop there (nasogastric [NG]) or continue into the duodenum or jejunum (nasoenteric [NET]) are useful for delivery of fluids and nutrients or for removal of accumulated air and fluids. All these tubes are placed initially into the nasal passage and are passed into the ventral meatus using the same technique. [...]
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Authors: Bailey J.E., Freeman L.J., Monnet E. and Schultz K.S.
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) includes surgical techniques that are designed to minimize the invasiveness of the anatomic approach while maintaining or improving surgical precision and efficiency. Endoscopic surgery (endosurgery) involves performing a minimally invasive surgical procedure with visualization provided by an endoscope. Laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery include endoscopic approaches to the abdominal and thoracic cavities, respectively. The purpose of this chapter is to introduce the fundamentals of endosurgery to surgeons untrained in these techniques and to encourage the adept surgeon to do more.