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Suprapubic paramedian laparotomy for equine abdominal cryptorchidism
  1. JE Cox,
  2. GB Edwards and
  3. PA Neal


The history of techniques for abdominal equine cryptorchidectomy is briefly reviewed. The technique of suprapubic paramedian laparotomy as used since 1955 at the University of Liverpool veterinary field station is described in detail and an account given of the authors' experience with the technique in nearly 200 cases. It is concluded that the approach to the abdominal cavity is easy, that the testis itself is generally readily located and removed and that controlled repair of the incision is possible. Serious post-operative complications are rare and the danger of post-operative prolapse of bowel eliminated.

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