• Provides a fully updated new edition of this comprehensive, detailed reference to surgical syndromes and diseases in small animals

    Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery, Second Edition offers a thoroughly revised new edition of this comprehensive, detailed reference to surgical syndromes and diseases in small animal patients. Featuring detailed surgical descriptions accompanied by high-quality illustrations, the book updates the procedures throughout to include new and revised techniques. New chapters cover pyloric hypertrophy, coagulation factors and anticoagulation strategies, and pacemakers, with a newly standalone chapter on persistent aortic arches.

    Organized by body system, each section of the book includes a brief review of surgical anatomy and physiology. Chapters present surgical techniques, with information on pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis, and a companion website provides video clips and slideshows demonstrating the procedures.

    The Second Edition:

    • Presents a complete resource to small animal soft tissue surgery
    • Features detailed surgical descriptions accompanied by high-quality illustrations
    • Updates surgical techniques throughout to reflect new or refined procedures
    • Adds chapters on pyloric hypertrophy, coagulation factors and anticoagulation strategies, and pacemakers, and splits persistent aortic arches into an expanded standalone chapter
    • Features video clips and slideshows on a companion website to demonstrate the techniques covered

    Relying on the very latest literature to present the current state of the art, Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery is an essential reference for small animal surgeons, residents, and practitioners performing soft tissue surgery.

  • Preface

    List of Contributors

    Section 1: Gastrointestinal Surgery

    1 Disorders of the Salivary Gland

    Catriona M. MacPhail

    2 Surgical Treatment of Esophageal Disease

    Eric Monnet, Jeffrey J. Runge, and William T.N. Culp

    3 Vascular Ring Anomalies

    Eric Monnet

    4 Hiatal Hernia

    Eric Monnet and Ronald Bright

    5 Pyloric Hypertrophy

    Eric Monnet

    6 Gastroduodenal Ulceration

    Tracy L. Hill, B. Duncan X. Lascelles, and Anthony Blikslager

    7 Gastric Dilatation Volvulus

    Elisa M. Mazzaferro and Eric Monnet

    8 Focal and Linear Gastrointestinal Obstructions

    Nina Samuel, Barbro Filliquist, and William T.N. Culp

    9 Mesenteric Volvulus and Colonic Torsion

    Catriona M. MacPhail

    10 Gastrointestinal Neoplasia

    Deanna R. Worley

    11 Megacolon

    Steward D. Ryan

    12 Anal Sac Disease

    Maureen Griffin and William T.N. Culp

    Section 2: Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas

    13 Portosystemic Shunts

    Lisa Klopp, Angela J. Marolf, Eric Monnet, and Craig B. Webb

    14 Liver Lobe Torsion and Abscess

    Daniel A. Degner and Jitender Bhandal

    15 Liver Tumors and Partial Hepatectomy

    Daniel A. Degner and Richard Walshaw

    16 Gallbladder Mucocele

    Steve J. Mehler and Philipp D. Mayhew

    17 Extrahapetic Biliary Tract Obstruction

    Steve J. Mehler and Philipp D. Mayhew

    18 Other Surgical Diseases of the Gallbladder and Biliary Tract: Cholecystitis, Neoplasia, Infarct, and Trauma

    19 Pancreatitis

    Panagiotis G. Xenoulis, Jörg M. Steiner, and Eric Monnet

    Section 3: Peritoneal Cavity

    20 Peritonitis

    Lori Ludwig

    21 Hemoperitoneum

    Jennifer Prittie and Lori Ludwig

    22 Pneumoperitoneum

    Jennifer Prittie and Lori Ludwig

    23 Retroperitoneal Diseases

    Amelia M. Simpson

    24 Congenital Abdominal Wall Hernia

    Amelia M. Simpson

    25 Acquired Abdominal Wall Hernia

    Amelia M. Simpson

    26 Diaphragmatic and Peritoneopericardial Diaphragmatic Hernias

    Janet K. McClaran

    27 Perineal Hernia

    F.A. (Tony) Mann and Carlos Henrique de Mello Souza

    Section 4: Chest Wall

    28 Pectus Excavatum

    Raymond K. Kudej

    29 Surgery of the Thoracic Wall

    Julius M. Liptak, Eric Monnet, and Kristin Zersen

    30 Tumors of the Thoracic Walls

    Julius M. Liptak

    31 Flail Chest

    Dennis Olsen and Ronald S. Olsen

    Section 5: Pleural Space

    32 Chylothorax

    Jonathan F. McAnulty

    33 Pyothorax in Dogs and Cats

    Chad Schmiedt

    34 Pneumothorax

    Robert J. Hardie

    Section 6: Respiratory Surgery

    35 Oronasal and Oroantral Fistula

    Naomi Hoyer

    36 Cleft Lip and Palate

    Yoav Bar-Am

    37 Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome

    Dorothee Krainer and Giller Dupré

    38 Laryngeal Paralysis

    Eric Monnet

    39 Laryngeal Neoplasia

    Eric Monnet

    40 Tracheal Surgery

    Catriona M. MacPhail

    41 Surgical Diseases of the Lungs

    Eric Monnet

    Section 7: Urinary Tract

    42 Pathophysiology of Renal Disease

    Cathy Langston and Serge Chalhoub

    43 Upper Urinary Tract Obstruction

    Eric Monnet

    44 Urolithiasis of the Lower Urinary Tract

    Eric Monnet

    45 Ureteral Ectopia and Urinary Incontinence

    Philipp D. Mayhew and Allyson Berent

    46 Treatment Strategies for Urethral Sphincter Mechanism Incompetence

    Philipp D. Mayhew and Allyson Berent

    47 Treatment Strategies for Ureteral Ectopia

    Philipp D. Mayhew and Allyson Berent

    48 Neoplasia of the Urinary Tract

    Ramesh K. Sivacolundhu and Stephen J. Withrow

    49 Urinary Tract Trauma

    Heidi Phillips

    50 Urinary Diversion Techniques

    Maureen Griffin, Allyson Berent, Chick Weisse, and William T.N. Culp

    51 Idiopathic or Benign Essential Renal Hematuria

    Allyson Berent and Chick Weisse

    52 Renal Transplant

    Chad Schmiedt

    Section 8: Reproductive Tract

    53 Pyometra

    Natali Krekeler and Fiona Hollinshead

    54 Cesarean Section

    Wendy Baltzer

    55 Congenital Vaginal Defects

    Fran Smith

    56 Ovariectomy and Ovariohysterectomy

    Thomas J. Smith and Bernard Séguin

    57 Scrotal and Testicular Trauma and Neoplasia

    Fran Smith

    58 Prostatic Disease

    Michelle A. Kutzler

    59 Cryptorchidism

    Carlos Gradil and Robert McCarthy

    60 Paraphimosis

    Michelle Kutzler

    61 Priapism

    Michelle Kutzler

    62 Phimosis

    Dietrich Volkmann

    63 Penile and Preputial Trauma and Neoplasia

    Dawna Voelkl

    Section 9: Endocrine

    64 Primary Hyperparathyroidism

    Nicholas J. Bacon

    65 Feline Hyperthyroidism

    Marie-Pauline Maurin and Carmel T. Mooney

    66 Canine Thyroid Neoplasia

    Deanna R. Worley

    67 Canine and Feline Insulinoma

    Floryne O. Buishand and Kolle Kirpensteijn

    68 Adrenal Tumors

    Pierre Amsellem, Michael Schaer, and James P. Farese

    Section 10: Ear Surgery

    69 Anatomy of the Ear

    Jamie R. Bellah

    70 Surgery of the Pinna

    Jamie R. Bellah

    71 Aural Neoplasia

    Brad M. Matz and Jamie R. Bellah

    72 Otitis Externa

    Robert Kennis

    73 Feline and Canine Otitis Media

    Dawn Logas

    74 Surgery of the Vertical Ear Canal

    Anne Sylvestre

    75 Imaging of the Ear for Surgical Evaluation

    Robert Cole, Kaitlin Fiske, and John Hathcock

    76 Total Ear Canal Ablation and Lateral Bulla Osteotomy

    Daniel D. Smeak

    77 Subtotal Ear Canal Ablation

    Kyle G. Mathews

    78 Surgical Diseases of the Middle Ear

    Marije Risselada and Elizabeth M. Hardie

    Section 11: Cardiac

    79 Coagulation Disorders and Surgery

    Sara Shropshire and Benjamin Brainard

    80 Heart Surgery Strategies

    E. Christopher Orton

    81 Congenital Cardiac Shunts

    E. Christopher Orton

    82 Valvular Heart Disease

    E. Christopher Orton

    83 Cardiac Neoplasia

    E. Christopher Orton

    84 Congenital Pericardial Diseases

    Eric Monnet

    85 Constrictive Pericarditis

    Eric Monnet

    86 Pericardial Effusion

    Eric Monnet

    87 Pacemaker Therapy

    Eric Monnet

    Section 12: Hematopoietic

    88 Surgical Treatment of Splenic Disease

    Kyla Walter and William T.N. Culp

    89 Surgical Treatment of Thymic Disease

    Erin A. Gibson and William T.N. Culp


  • Eric Monnet, DVM, PhD, FAHA, DACVS, DECVS

    Is a Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, USA.