Home
http://www.virbac.fr/ http://www.boehringer-ingelheim.com/ http://www.novartis.com/ http://www.animalhealth.bayerhealthcare.com/
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  WELCOME  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  Privacy Policy  
  Home  
  Login / Newsletter  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  CONTACTS  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  Classifieds  
  New Products  
  VetCompanies  
  VetSchools  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  PROFESSION  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  Edutainment  
  VetAgenda  
  Presentations  
  Posters  
  ESAVS  
  Specialisation  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  INSIGHT  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  Congress News  
  Picture Galleries  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  PRODUCTS  
vetcontact
Vetrinär
Tiermedizin
  Bayer  
  Boehringer Ing.  
  Novartis  
  Virbac

 
  Simply book for less...  
    

Bovine    Equine    Small Animal Practice    Swine Practice    Articles    Vetjournal    
deutsch english español polski francais
Home / WELCOME / Archiv / Small Animal Practice /     
 
Porcine small intestinal submucosa (SIS) graft to repair corneal ulcers
Large ulcers of the cornea are a common problem in dogs and cats and can be very difficult to treat, they even can result in loss of vision. This new surgical technique using SIS seems to be very promising, as this new study shows...

Two cats and five dogs presented with deep and large melting ulcers of the cornea.

In each case, the necrotic and collagenolytic tissue of the cornea was removed by keratectomy.

A SIS graft, 1 mm greater than the corneal defect, was rehydrated in sterile saline and sutured to the edges of the ulcer with a simple interrupted pattern of 9/0 polyglactin 910. A nictitating membrane flap was utilized in two cats and four dogs for 2 weeks.

All cases were treated postoperatively with topical and systemic antibiotics, a systemic anti-inflammatory drug and topical atropine. All animals were re-evaluated 15 days, 4 weeks, 35–45 days, 2–3 months and 6 months postsurgery.

Results: At 15 days postsurgery, a superficial intense corneal neovascularization surrounded the SIS graft.

No ocular discomfort was present and fluorescein staining was negative in all cases.

At 4 weeks the SIS graft was thick and opaque in all cases, although in one cat the SIS graft had partially detached.

Between 35 and 45 days, SIS graft integration was evident in all eyes, and corneal neovascularization had decreased progressively.

All eyes healed without complications and retained corneal transparency. This occurred even in the presence of corneal perforation in two cases: one prior to and one during surgery.

Conclusion: Results of our study suggest the SIS graft may be an effective alternative surgical treatment to the traditional conjunctival grafts commonly used to repair melting ulcers in dogs and cats. The advantages of using a SIS graft include good corneal transparency, preservation of corneal integrity and maintenance of vision.



Source: Maria Vanore, Sabine Chahory, Guillaume Payen, Bernard Clerc (2007): Surgical repair of deep melting ulcers with porcine small intestinal submucosa (SIS) graft in dogs and cats. In:
Veterinary Ophthalmology 10 (2), 93–99.



Tell a friend   |   Print version   |   Send this article

SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE

Computed tomographic arthrography of the canine shoulder joint members
The aim of this retrospective, methods comparison study was to assess the diagnostic utility of computed tomographic arthrography in the assessment of various intraarticular shoulder pathologies in dogs in comparison with survey computed tomography (CT), using arthroscopic examination as the reference standard. Computed tomography, computed tomographic arthrography, and arthroscopic findings of 46 scapulohumeral joints of dogs with forelimb lameness were reviewed retrospectively.

  • Prognostic scoring system for dogs managed with hemodialysismembers
  • Sonography vs percutaneous palpation to identify targeted thoracolumbar intervertebral disc spacesmembers
  • Distribution of alveolar-interstitial syndrome in dogs and cats with respiratory distress members
  • Disorders of sex development in catsmembers
  • Core ocular surface microbiome in dogsmembers
  • ACVIM small animal consensus statement on safe use of cytotoxic chemotherapeutics members
  • MRI imaging of masticatory muscles in basset houndsmembers
  • Mucosal microbiota, gastrointestinal inflammation and small cell intestinal lymphoma in cats members
  • Efficacy of pentamidine analogue 6 in dogs with chronic atrial fibrillationmembers
  • Tick-borne relapsing fever in various speciesmembers
  • Canine hyperadrenocorticism associations with signalment, selected comorbidities and mortality members
  • Intracameral injection of epinephrine and 2% lidocaine in the eyes of healthy catsmembers


  • [ Home ] [ About ] [ Contact / Request ] [ Privacy Policy ]

    Copyright © 2001-2018 VetContact GmbH
    All rights reserved