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FINGER, Bruna Lopes et al. Videolaparoscopic surgery in the diagnosis and treatment of remaining ovary in a cat. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2009, vol.39, n.8, pp. 2539-2541. Epub Sep 11, 2009. ISSN 0103-8478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84782009005000179.
Ovarian remnant syndrome (ORS) refers to the presence of functional ovarian tissue in a previously ovariohysterectomized animal. This report describes a case of remaining ovary syndrome in a cat that was submitted to ovariohysterectomy six months later. Three laparoscopic portals of 5mm were created in the abdominal walls (in the right and left lateral abdominal flank, and one in the ventral abdominal midline). It was observed the presence of one mass in the site of ovarians region. Both tissues were removed using Metzenbaum scissors and monopolar cauterization. The histological examination demonstrated ovarian tissue in the left carried by side. The post-operative time was uneventful. The treatment of ovarian remnant syndrome in a cat can be successfully performed by laparoscopic surgery.
Keywords : laparoscopic surgery; ovarian; feline; estrus.