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Surgery Case Study: Canine Cranium


German Shepherd's skull

What Was it?

The object buried in the dog's head was none other than a stick.

Once the stick was teased out (see video), the dog's wound healed quickly and completely. There were no further complications, and the dog, who is doing well, has returned to all of his normal activities.

The Surgery

Watch as surgeons remove the object:

About the Surgeon

Dr. David Holt, Penn Vet, Ryan Hospital Surgery

David Holt, BVSc

Professor of Surgery, DACVS

Dr. Holt's specialties include soft-tissue surgery, imaging cancer during surgery, portosystemic shunts, brachycephalic airway disease, and laryngeal paralysis.