Case Studies

co2 laser excision of skin tumors

CO2 laser excision of skin tumors

By David D. Duclos, DVM, Dipl. ACVD | March 2014

The CO2 laser gives the surgeon the opportunity to make smaller, precise incisions from which to remove tumors with enough skin preserved to close the incision without grafting or significant movement restriction in the patient.

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co2 lasers in management of neoplasia

CO2 Lasers In Management of Neoplasia

By Pamela Doskey, DVM | December 2013

The majority of our clients consider their pets part of the family. These clients want to pursue any reasonable option available to increase the quality and quantity of time that they can spend with their loved ones.

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fibrosarcoma in a goldfish treated with co2 laser

Fibrosarcoma in a goldfish treated with CO2 laser

By Jacques-Marie Leclerc, DVM | November 2013

Romeo, a 5-year-old goldfish who lives alone in a 20-liter aquarium, was brought in for a consultation regarding a mass located close to the distal part of the dorsal fin. The mass had been evolving for a few weeks, during which there were no noted changes in Romeo’s behavior.

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laser stenotic nares results

CO2 Laser Allows Bloodless Repair of Stenotic Nares

By Daniel M. Core, DVM | October 2013

Stenotic nares are a key component of brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome. Elective surgical intervention at an early age can minimize and sometimes completely eliminate clinical signs of BOAS. CO2 laser surgical correction of stenotic nares is simple and easy and yields a very gratifying cosmetic result.

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co2 laser assisted castration

CO2 Laser–Assisted Castration

By William E. Schultz, DVM | September 2013

The surgical CO2 laser allows for an almost completely bloodless surgical castration procedure with a rapid and uneventful recovery.

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laser removal of anal glands

Laser Removal of Anal Glands

By William E. Schultz, DVM | July 2013

The ability to visualize the surgical field without hemorrhage and the enhanced dissection afforded by using a surgical laser speeds up the procedure and causes much less trauma to sensitive perineal tissues.

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vulvoplasty using the co2 laser

Vulvoplasty Using the CO2 Laser

By William E. Schultz, DVM | June 2013

The numerous advantages of CO2 laser surgery— minimal hemorrhage, excellent visibility of the surgical site, precision and control over the amount of tissue removed and reduced post-op swelling— are invaluable in veterinary gynecology.

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