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1 September 2014 UNILATERAL LAPAROSCOPIC OVARIECTOMY IN A RED FOX (VULPES VULPES) WITH AN OVARIAN CYST
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Unilateral laparoscopic ovariectomy was attempted in a red fox (Vulpes vulpes) with an ovarian cyst through single portal access. The ovarian cyst was resistant to conservative therapy using gonadotropin-releasing hormone. A 10-mm laparoscope with an operating channel was introduced into the abdomen via a 12-mm umbilical portal. The left ovary and cyst (34.1 × 30.8 mm) were fixed to the left abdominal wall by a transabdominal suspension suture. The ovarian pedicles and ligaments were progressively cauterized and transected with a multifunction bipolar electrocoagulation forceps. The resected cystic ovary was exteriorized through the umbilical portal site. The surgical time was 42 min, and no intra- and postoperative complications were encountered. Two months after the surgery mating was observed, and the fox gave birth to three healthy cubs 56 days after the mating. This is the first report of using laparoscopy in the red fox with an ovarian cyst.

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Seung Y. Lee, Dong H. Jung, Se J. Park, Seong H. Seok, Jeong J. Yang, Jae W. Lee, Bae K. Lee, Hee C. Lee, and Seong C. Yeon "UNILATERAL LAPAROSCOPIC OVARIECTOMY IN A RED FOX (VULPES VULPES) WITH AN OVARIAN CYST," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 45(3), 678-681, (1 September 2014). https://doi.org/10.1638/2013-0184R.1
Received: 12 August 2013; Published: 1 September 2014
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