Surgical extraction of transplanted adult Dirofilaria immitis in cats

Atwell, RB and Litster, AL (2002) Surgical extraction of transplanted adult Dirofilaria immitis in cats. Veterinary Research Communications, 26 4: 301-308. doi:10.1023/A:1016042709194


Author Atwell, RB
Litster, AL
Title Surgical extraction of transplanted adult Dirofilaria immitis in cats
Journal name Veterinary Research Communications   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0165-7380
Publication date 2002-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1023/A:1016042709194
Volume 26
Issue 4
Start page 301
End page 308
Total pages 8
Editor M.M.H. Sewell
Place of publication The Netherlands
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
Language eng
Subject C1
300511 Surgery
780105 Biological sciences
Abstract A jugular venotomy technique was developed to attempt extraction of Dirofilaria immitis in cats. Seven cats were first examined by cardiac ultrasound to establish the location of adult D. immitis that had been inserted by jugular venotomy. The efficiency of an extractor catheter in surgically removing filariae similarly inserted into 13 experimental cats was then assessed. A mean extraction success rate of 96% was achieved. This technique would seem to be worthy of clinical use provided the filariae are in the right atrial area.
Keyword Veterinary Sciences
Cat
Dirofilaria Immitis
Extraction
Surgical
Feline
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Veterinary Science Publications
 
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