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ISSN : 2287-7991(Print)
ISSN : 2287-8009(Online)
Journal of the Preventive Veterinary Medicine Vol.45 No.4 pp.198-200

Left pneumonectomy using self-cutting linear endoscopic stapler in a dog

Si Eun Lee, Hyojin Park, Chae-Yeong Lee, Hyeon-Jong Choi, Hyoyeon Kim, Minyeon Kim, Jeongho Hong, DoHyeon Yu, Tae Sung Hwang, Hee Chun Lee, Jae-Hoon Lee, Dongbin Lee
Institute of Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju 52828, Republic of Korea


A 13-year-old mixed dog was referred to the animal medical center, Gyeongsang National University. Lung masses were diagnosed at the left cranial and caudal lobes through diagnostic imaging, and consequently, left pneumonectomy was performed using a self-cutting linear endoscopic stapler. The pulmonary arteries, veins, and bronchus of each lung lobe were sealed and resected at once, and any air leakage or bleeding was not observed after the surgery. Compared to the conventional ligation method, the self-cutting linear endoscopic stapler has the advantage of significantly reducing the operation time and enabling simple and reliable sealing.