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Figure 2b Hemipelvectomy

THE ROLE OF HEMIPELVECTOMY IN DEFINITIVE AND PALLIATIVE TREATMENT OF PERIPELVIC NEOPLASIA: A CASE STUDY

GRACE KAEMPERBVScV student INTRODUCTION Hemipelvectomy is a surgical procedure involving removal of the hemipelvis and corresponding hindlimb.  It can be classified as total or subtotal, where subtotal has three further subtypes: mid-to-cranial, mid-to-caudal and caudal (Barbur et al. 2015). There …

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MIRACLE MAGGIE'S MEDICAL MYSTERY: SUBCUTANEOUS URETERAL BYPASS

MIRACLE MAGGIE’S MEDICAL MYSTERY

When Maggie’s mum noticed she wasn’t eating and slept in longer than usual one Sunday morning, she knew something was wrong and brought her in to VS A&E. Maggie is no stranger to us at VSA and we know how much she loves food, so even though she looked fine on the outside, her history of dietary indiscretion, oesophageal foreign bodies, ureteral obstructions and chronic kidney disease had us wondering what was happening inside. Little did we know at the time she would become a very complex case.

ELBOW DYSPLASIA IN DOGS

The most common cause of front leg lameness in the dog is developmental problems of the elbow joint. This disease leads to degenerative changes (osteoarthritis) in the joint including carti- lage damage, bone spur (osteophyte) pro- duction, and loose bone …

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LUCKY TESTS HER LUCK

Lucky, a feisty little white female Maltese, had a pretty bad day on Thursday the 9th of June.  She was hanging out at home being inquisitive and guarding the home base when she tipped her luck too far and fell …

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