Transendoscopic Nd:YAG laser ablation of vaginal septa in a bitch.

TitleTransendoscopic Nd:YAG laser ablation of vaginal septa in a bitch.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsWhitacre MD, Tate LP, Estill CT, Van Camp SD
JournalVeterinary surgery : VS
Volume20
Issue4
Pagination257-9
Date Published1991 Jul-Aug
ISSN0161-3499
KeywordsAnimals, Colposcopy, Dogs, Female, Fiber Optic Technology, Laser Therapy, Vagina
Abstract

A vaginal septum was diagnosed in an English bulldog bitch during routine estrous cycle staging. The septum extended 16 cm from the vestibulo-vaginal junction to just caudal to the cervix. The septum was removed by two applications of an Nd:YAG laser via a flexible fiberoptic endoscope. Complete healing occurred over a 5-week period and was uneventful. The bitch was bred and subsequently delivered four puppies vaginally. Transendoscopic laser ablation provided a noninvasive approach to surgically remove a vaginal septum in the dog.

Alternate JournalVet Surg