Palatoplasty with flap superimposed in dog - Case report

  • Luis Gustavo Gosuen Gonçalves Dias
  • Fernanda Gosuen Gonçalves Dias2
  • Fernanda Mayumi Ikenaga
  • Cristiane dos Santos Honsho
  • Fabiana Ferreira de Souza
  • André Luis Selmi
  • Ewaldo de Mattos Junior

Abstract

ABSTRACT. Gonçalves Dias L.G.G., Gonçalves Dias F.G.G., Ikenaga F.M., Honsho C.S., Souza F.F., Selmi A.L. & Mattos Junior E. [Palatoplasty with flap superimposed in dog - Case report.] Palatoplastia com retalho sobreposto em cão - Relato de caso. Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 37(3):179-185, 2015. Curso de Graduação em Medicina Veterinária e Programa de Pós-Graduação Stricto Sensu em Medicina Veterinária de Pequenos Animais, Universidade de Franca, Av. Dr. Armando Salles de Oliveira, 201, Parque Universitário, Cx. Postal 82, Franca, SP 14404-600, Brasil. E-mail: luisgd@unifran.br The oral cleft palate deformities are characterized by disruption in the integrity of the bone and palatal mucosa, having variable extensions and multifactorial etiologic character. Frequently are unnoticed by owners and veterinarians at birth and are diagnosed only when the animal begins to demonstrate clinical respiratory signs. Affected patients have direct communication between the oral and nasal cavity, which can cause aspiration pneumonia and hinder the negative intraoral pressure necessary for the suction of milk, these being factors contributors to the deficit in body growth and death. This paper aimed to highlight important points about this rare oral disease in small animals, moreover, report the case of a dog with cleft palate treated successfully with the technique of overlapping flap palatoplasty.

Published
2017-11-30
How to Cite
DIAS, Luis Gustavo Gosuen Gonçalves et al. Palatoplasty with flap superimposed in dog - Case report. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, [S.l.], v. 37, n. 3, p. 179-185, nov. 2017. ISSN 2527-2179. Available at: <http://rbmv.org/index.php/BJVM/article/view/403>. Date accessed: 18 dec. 2017.

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