Dermoid sinus removal in a rhodesian ridgeback dog.

  • James S. Gammie
  • Published 1986 in The Canadian veterinary journal = La revue veterinaire canadienne


A three year old Rhodesian Ridgeback dog with a history of a small draining tract in the dorsal cervical area, was found to have a dermoid sinus on surgical exploration. The affected tissue was removed and histopathology done. The sinus is an inherited condition in this breed of dog, with surgical correction and neutering of affected individuals the treatments of choice to reduce the incidence of the dermoid sinus condition in the next generation.


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