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Volume 24(4), Winter 2014

Reprint paper (SAVAB)

Source: Fossum T.W. (2007). Small animal surgery. 3th Edition, Missouri, USA, Mosby Elsevier, p. 409-433

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…on GDV and gastropexy


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by Sieglinde D. David and Bart Van Goethem

Prophylactic gastropexy in dogs:

a review of currently available surgical techniques

Most dogs affected by gastric volvulus-dilatation (GDV) are large and giant breeds, with Great Danes, German Shepherds, Standard Poodles, Basset Hounds, Chow Chows and large mixed breeds at the highest risk.


Prophylactic gastropexy is highly recommended in dogs predisposed to gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV). Of the traditional coeliotomy (midline laparotomy) techniques, circumcostal and belt-loop gastropexy result in the strongest adhesions and lowest chance of developing GDV. These techniques however can be associated with ...

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