Case Description- Seventeen dogs (fifteen adult small breed dogs and two adult large breed dogs) who tolerated ventriculocordectomy operation in small animal clinics.
Treatment and Outcome- Induction of anesthesia was done using routine anesthetic agants. After dorsal recumbency, incision of ventral midline cervical skin (thyroid region), the entire vocal folds and cords were removed. The incision line was sutured in layers. There was no post- operative complication in 16 dogs and all dogs were muted but generalized subcutaneous emphysema was observed in one dog (toy terrier breed) within a few hours after operation.
Clinical Relevance- Authors of the present clinical study met generalized subcutaneous emphysema formation in one dog out of 17 muted dogs by laryngofissure approach as a new post-operative complication.