Overview

soft tissue veterinary medicine, a myriad of diseases and conditions concerning muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, nerves, fibrous tissues, fat, blood vessels, and synovial membranes are diagnosed and treated. Most of these problems only require some meds and regular checkups to take care of them, however, there are also some conditions which require

Common conditions addressed by soft tissue surgeons include exterior masses, serious wounds, upper airway and oral cavity diseases, surgically resectable benign and malignant tumors and surgical conditions of the heart, lungs and other internal organs.

Common Indivations of Issues Related Soft Tissue

If the companion animal shows any of the following signs or symptoms, bring it to the attention of a veterinarian soon, since soft tissue related diseases and infections spread fast and may become severe in no time:-

  • Fever
  • Hypothermia
  • Tachycardia
  • Hypotension
  • Pain
  • Violaceous bullae (blisters)
  • Cutaneous hemorrhage
  • Skin sloughing
  • Rapid progression
  • Gas in the tissues
  • Infected looking tissue (showing signs of gangrene,etc.)

Common Soft Tissue Surgeries

Minimally invasive surgeries:

  • Laparoscopic ovariectomy, ovariohysterectomy and cryptorchidectomy
  • Laparoscopic liver biopsy
  • Laparoscopic exploration
  • Laparoscopic gastropexy
  • Percutaneous cystoscopic-assisted lithotripsy (PCCL for retrieval of bladder and urethral stones
  • Thoracoscopic exploration
  • Thoracoscopic pericardiectomy
  • Thoracoscopic-assisted lung lobectomy

Interventional radiology techniques:

  • SUB (subcutaneous ureteral bypass)- for management of ureteral obstruction
  • Ureteral stenting
  • PTCE (percutaneous transvenous coil embolization of portosystemic shunt)- for cutting edge minimally invasive management of portosystemic shunts in large breed dogs

Thoracic surgeries:

  • PDA ligation
  • Pyothorax
  • Chylothorax
  • Thymoma resection
  • Lung lobectomy
  • Pleural port placement
  • Splenectomy

Abdominal surgeries:

  • Portosystemic shunt
  • Biliary bypass
  • Advance gastrointestinal surgery
  • Advanced abdominal stapling
  • Portosystemic shunt surgery
  • Peritonitis
  • Urogenital emergencies
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Insulinoma management

Onco Surgeries:

  • Maxillectomy
  • Mandibulectomy
  • Tumour resection and advanced reconstructive techniques
  • Combined surgical excision and radiotherapy

Eyes, nose, and throat related surgeries:

  • TECA/ bulla osteotomy
  • Laryngeal paralysis
  • Sialocele
  • Cervical abscess
  • Tracheal resection and anastomosis
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy

Wound management and reconstruction related surgeries:

  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Skin stretching
  • Advanced reconstructive surgery