A dorsal sling technique in a dermoid sinus dog with nuchal ligament excision


  • Nithida Boonwittaya
  • Pakthorn Lewchalermwong
  • Kanokwan Keadwut


canine, dermoid sinus, dorsal slings, nuchal ligament


A dorsal sling technique for correction of nuchal ligament excision in a dermoid sinus canine case is presented in this report. At surgery, there were multiple tubes of the dermoid sinus tracts of different types. The nuchal sinus was treated using a segmental resection at the area of involvement and a dorsal sling technique was performed. The dog recovered uneventfully and regained normal daily activities within a short time after surgery. The technique was accomplished as evaluated by non-pain normal motion of the cervical region and no complications were found during the follow-up period. This is the first report on the performance of the dorsal sling technique for stabilization and support after a canine nuchal ligament resection in a rare case of multiple dermoid sinus types. Further investigation is needed to evaluate the long-term consequences and benefits of this technique.


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Boonwittaya, N. ., Lewchalermwong, P. ., & Keadwut, K. . (2022). A dorsal sling technique in a dermoid sinus dog with nuchal ligament excision. The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 52(1), 223–228. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/tjvm/article/view/255611



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