|Title||Transendoscopic Nd:YAG laser ablation of vaginal septa in a bitch. |
|Publication Type||Journal Article |
|Year of Publication||1991 |
|Authors||Whitacre, MD, Tate, LP, Estill, CT, Van Camp, SD |
|Journal||Veterinary surgery : VS |
|Date Published||1991 Jul-Aug |
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.