Influence of three different post-operative diets supplies in cicatrization of cervical esophagotomy in dogs
Keywords:Esophagostomy, Pharyngostomy, Gastrostomy, Postoperative, Cicatrization
AbstractFifteen dogs were distributed in three groups (GI, GII and GIII). In the GI group, it was proceeded the fluidotherapy during 48 hours, liquefied food for more 48 hours, and pasty food for 72 hours (a protocol named as "traditional diet"); in the GII group, the food was supplied using a pharingostomy tube, and in the GIII group, using a percutaneos endoscopic gastrostomy tube. To evaluate the cicatrization, daily clinical exams and weekly esophagoscopy were proceeded for six weeks. The endoscopy showed some undesirable characteristics that can retard the esophagus cicatrization: edema between the stitches appeared at the first post-surgery endoscopy (GI) and ulcerations on the esophagic mucosa, provoked by the contact of the pharingostomy tube with the esophagus wound (GII). The feeding through the percutaneos endoscopic gastrostomy tube resulted in a shorter period of cicatrization (1.40 ± 0.55 weeks, p < 0.01), when compared with the pharingostomy tube (4.25 ± 1.50 weeks). In the GIII group, the clinic characteristics of cicatrization were better, and it was attributed, probably, to the absence of deglutition movements and the contact of the alimentary bolus with the esophagus wound. Based on these results, the use of nutrition supply through percutaneos endoscopic gastrostomy tube is recommended, and, in case of absence of the endoscopy, the protocol named "traditional diet" is recommended, due to the best cicatrization results, when compared to the pharyngostomy tube.
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Barcellos, H. H. de A., Silva Filho, A. de P. F. da, & Beck, C. A. (2000). Influence of three different post-operative diets supplies in cicatrization of cervical esophagotomy in dogs. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 37(5), 382-387. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-95962000000500007
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