Open Veterinary Journal

Peer-Reviewed Journal

 

Anaesthetic management of a unilateral adrenalectomy of an adrenocortical tumour in a dog

I.K. Wise1,* and S. Boveri2

1University of Cambridge, Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Madingley Road, Cambridge, UK

2The University of Liverpool, School of Veterinary Science, Neston, UK

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Abstract

Adrenalectomies in dogs are being more commonly performed, however anaesthetic management of such cases can be challenging due to the multiple aetiologies of adrenal tumours and the physiological role of adrenal glands. This case report describes the anaesthetic management of a dog with clinical signs of hyperadrenocorticism that underwent unilateral adrenalectomy via laparotomy and discusses anaesthetic preparedness, protocol selection and management of complications for dogs undergoing adrenalectomy.

Keywords: Adrenal neoplasia, Adrenalectomy, Canine.

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Cite this paper:

Wise, I.K. and Boveri, S. 2016. Anaesthetic management of a unilateral adrenalectomy of an adrenocortical tumour in a dog. Open Vet. J. 6(1), 62-67.