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By: Spatula Tzar

Spatula & Sickle

Case file #2286: "Laryngeal transplant in Oryctolagus Differtus (Stuffed Rabbit)"

The patient, a one "Brownie", has expressed desire for treatment in regards to aphonia. As the patient possesses no vocal chords, the only viable solution is a full laryngeal transplant. Due to the unique anatomy of the O. Differtus, the operation carries very little risk. The entire procedure will take less than an hour.

Before Surgery

The patient is approximately 20 cm tall, and weighs approximately 100 g.

Surgical Utensils

The utensil requirements for the surgery were minimal. Nitrile gloves, a scalpel with a #10 blade, a syringe of anaesthesia, and a collection bowl for the stuffing.

General Anaesthesia

General anaesthesia was administered via the marginal ear vein. 10 μg of ketamine was enough to induce and maintain hypnosis for the duration of the procedure.

Primary Incision

The primary incision was along the sinister inferior dorsal seam (tag seam). This gave the opportunity to remove the tag placed during a tracking study, as requested by the patient.


Once the patent was opened, the stuffing was removed from the torso and left paw, and set aside. This particular brand of stuffing appears to be a blend of polyethylene terephthalate (C10H8O4)n.


Here we see the patient unstuffed while the transplant was being prepared.

Artificial Larynx

This was the larynx transplant; a living donation from a Velociraptor Plastos (Plastic Velociraptor). It was slightly modified for improved function. The switch and speaker leads were extended to fit the patient's form, and the power supply was upgraded from three LR754 button cell batteries to three LR6 AA batteries, offering a lifetime of use.

As a special feature, a white LED was added for the patient's translucent tail. A Darlington transistor pair matches the illumination to the sound system, causing the tail to glow.


Once restuffed, the patient was sutured shut with a #14 3/8 circle needle using natural cotton thread. A continuous stitch was used.

The operation was a complete success. Brownie now has a most ferocious roar, and a flashing tail. Unfortunately, he's become a bit of a recluse, and would not send us a final picture of himself. But rest assured, he's doing fine.

~~Spatula Tzar

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