I asked my assistant Naing to record the timelines for neutering a cryptorchid, starting from the IV injection and ending of stitching.
In a cryptorchid, the right testicle did not descend but was under the skin, further away from the scrotal bag. I pushed it towards the scrotal midline so that I needed just one skin incision instead of two. The descended testicle was pushed into this same incision. Time taken 21 minutes.
2.3 kg 8-year-old male Maltese. Thin.
A: Injection of Dom + Ketamine at 0.03 + 0.03 ml IV.
Isoflurane + oxygen gas used - 17 minutes.
B: End of skin stitching.
B-A = 21 minutes.
However, I ligated twice the cryptorchid testicle and the descended testicle. For the descended testicle I did a transfixed ligature and a normal one. So, one more minute is taken up. Usually I do one ligature into the grove using 3-forceps method. The lowest forcep was removed and the ligature was tied at this grove.
Post op methone, baytril and tolfedine inj.
Home on 4 days of tolfedine and baytril. No complaints as at 3 days post op today.