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Reconstruction of mandibular lip avulsion in a cat using tissue adhesive and standard wound closure – a case report

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S. P. Rathnayake ,

Department of Animal Production and Health, Northern Province, LK
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R. A. M. K. Rathnayake,

Department of Animal Production and Health, Northern Province, LK
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D. D. N. de Silva

University of Peradeniya, LK
About D. D. N.
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
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Abstract

This communication describes the reconstruction of mandibular lip avulsion in a two-year old cross-bred male cat using a tissue adhesive with the placement of horizontal mattress sutures. The cat was presented with mandibular avulsion two days after a road traffic accident. A few temporary sutures to secure the lip in place and oral antibiotics had been given by another veterinarian. However, at the time of presentation it was apparent that the sutures had been removed by the cat. As the prehension was difficult, the food intake was reported to be less than it used to be after the accident. Monomeric n-butyl-2- cyanoacrylate (Surgibond) and horizontal mattress sutures with 2/0 polydioxanone were applied under general anaesthesia for reconstruction. Two weeks after the intervention the patient fully recovered and started consuming food in the usual manner without any post-surgical complications.
How to Cite: Rathnayake, S.P., Rathnayake, R.A.M.K. and de Silva, D.D.N., 2019. Reconstruction of mandibular lip avulsion in a cat using tissue adhesive and standard wound closure – a case report. Sri Lanka Veterinary Journal, 66(1), pp.31–33. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slvj.v66i1.35
Published on 21 Aug 2019.
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