6th Annual Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference
Anal sacculectomy is frequently performed in veterinary practice. It can be tricky to get all of the anal sac epithelium and preserve the external anal sphincter muscle and caudal rectal nerve. A "novel" technique has been suggested that allows the surgeon full control of the perianal anatomy and, thus, preservation of vital structures during anal sac resection. This technique facilitates complete removal of the anal sac while encouraging protection of caudal rectal nerve fibers and external anal sphincter muscle. Video showing this technique in a clinical case will illustrate its potential usefulness in your practice.