The mammary tumor was removed. In addition, an ovariectomy (OE) was performed. The ovaries were removed through the back wall of the abdomen. The two incisions in Octopus’s back were closed with Autoclips (brand name, “staples”).
Octopus was given Metacam post-op and placed in an incubator with oxygen.
A subsequent necropsy indicated that there had probably been “some pre-existing respiratory disease that was subclinical at the time”.
The two (postmortem) photographs on the left show the use of Autoclips (brand name) to close the two incisions that were made in Octopus’s back in order to perform the OE spay. The photograph on the right was taken during the necropsy; showing the lower abdomen. The arrows indicate the uterus (which remains in situ during an OE spay), the left kidney, and a Hemoclip.
These necropsy photographs also show the lower abdomen. The photograph on the right provides an internal view of the incisions that were made in Octopus’s back for the OE spay.
Case history and photos courtesy of: Katrina Fox, MS DVM
Case Editors: Karen Grant RN, Cyzahhe
Posted on November 23, 2014, 17:00,
Last updated on November 23, 2014, 19:20