Tracheal Resection and Anastomosis in a Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos) with traumatic segmental tracheal collapse

David Sanchez Migallon Guzman, Mark Mitchell, Cheryl S. Hedlund, Michael Walden, Thomas N. Tully

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Abstract

A male mallard duck (Anas platyrhynchos) presented for examination for acute respiratory distress and lethargy. The duck had experienced recurrent episodes of respiratory distress since being attacked by a raccoon the previous year, resulting in neck lacerations. Diagnostic tests, including a complete blood count, plasma biochemical analysis, radiography, and tracheoscopy, revealed a collapsed trachea. Surgical correction of the collapsed tracheal segment resulted in resection of 9% of the total tracheal length and subsequent anastomosis. Tracheoscopy performed 2 and 3 months after surgery revealed a healthy mucosa, minimal reduction of the tracheal lumen in the area of anastomosis, and minimal suture granuloma formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)150-157
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of avian medicine and surgery
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007

Keywords

  • Anas platyrhynchos
  • Avian
  • Mallard duck
  • Tracheal collapse
  • Tracheal resection
  • Tracheal stenosis
  • Tracheoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals

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