Laryngeal paralysis in dogs

Downtown Charlotte, NC

In this interview, Dr Shadi Ireifej describes this condition and the most common surgical treatment approach

In a dvm360® interview, Fetch Charlotte faculty member Shadi Ireifej, DVM, DACVS, provides a thorough explanation of canine laryngeal paralysis and how the "tie back" surgery can address this acutely life-threatening condition.

The following is a partial transcript of the video.

Shadi Ireifej, DVM, DACVS: The way they treat laryngeal paralysis is, there's a variety of surgeries, but the most common surgery is loosely called a "tie back," where we take one of those vocal folds, so their paralyzed, and you...permanently let one side open. And the other side you leave alone.

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