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Reconstruction of Circular Skin Defect with Single Pedicle Advancement Flap in a Dog

M. Madeena Begum and V. Bhuvaneshwari

Heart2heart Veterinary Hospital, No.3, Leith castle center street, Santhome, Chennai-600028

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal November 2019 : 96 (11) - pages 33 to 35
(Received: June, 2019, Accepted: July, 2019)


An eight months old male intact German shepherd was brought to the hospital, with a history of non-healing wound in the left hip. Physical examination revealed Circular wound measuring about 9 cm in diameter with poor granulation tissue. Wound bed was prepared until the formation of healthy granulation tissue. A single pedicle advancement ap from dorsal region of the hip was used to reconstruct the skin defect. Post-operative care with systemic antibiotic therapy and wound dressing was continued for ten days. The sutures were removed on 10th post-operative day and the animal had complete ap acceptance.

Key Words: Skin defect, Advancement  ap correction, Dog.

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