Surgical correction of bilateral soft palate hypoplasia using soft palate hinged-flap and bilateral buccal mucosal rotation flaps in a dog

Authors

  • Wongsuda Yala
  • Chaiyasit Suksawakhon
  • Wanchart Yippaditr
  • Julaluk Kruafu

Keywords:

buccal mucosal flaps, dog, soft palate hinged-flap, soft palate hypoplasia

Abstract

A 3-month-old 13 kg intact female American pit bull dog was presented with a history of chronic sneezing, nasal discharge, oronasal reflux, and aspiration with food and water. Oral examination under general anesthesia revealed a shortened soft palate extended caudally from the hard palate. As a result, bilateral soft palate hypoplasia was diagnosed. The dog was operated upon by using soft palate hinged-flap combined with bilateral buccal mucosal rotation flaps techniques. Ten days after surgery, the dog was eating well and the nasal discharge was resolved. Oral examination showed that the new soft palate had healed well. A follow-up after six months indicated that the dog was in good health and showed no signs of nasal discharge and eating or drinking difficulties. Thus, this case report describes the successful surgical correction of bilateral soft palate hypoplasia in the case of a dog by using soft palate hinged-flap combined with bilateral buccal mucosal rotation flaps techniques.

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Published

2021-09-20

How to Cite

Yala, W. ., Suksawakhon, C. ., Yippaditr, W. ., & Kruafu, J. . (2021). Surgical correction of bilateral soft palate hypoplasia using soft palate hinged-flap and bilateral buccal mucosal rotation flaps in a dog. The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 51(4), 783–788. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/tjvm/article/view/253057

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Clinical Reports