Churo, an 11-month-old Maine Coon cat’s eye was getting very irritated from a corneal ulcer caused by entropion. Churo was taken to William E. Schultz, DVM, at the Schultz Veterinary…
In this video, Noel Berger, DVM, MS, uses a VetScalpel CO2 laser to ablate the inflamed tissue of the mucous lining. Dr. Berger demonstrates using the VetScalpel at both 20…
Watch as David Duclos, DVM, DACVD, uses his VetScalpel CO2 laser at 40 watts continuous wave to ablate tumor’s in a cat’s ear (apocrine cystomatosis). The laser is used to…
This case illustrates the advantages of the CO2 laser for ablation of eyelid tumors. In addition to avoiding damage to lid margins, operating time is less than five minutes.
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Although not as often as in the past, cats still develop urinary obstruction and urethrostomy is necessary. During a conventional scalpel procedure, visualization may be compromised due to hemorrhage from several areas. Therefore, in our clinic, we utilize our Aesculight CO2 laser for this procedure.
Feline bowenoid in situ carcinoma (BISC), also known as multicentric squamous cell carcinoma in situ, is an uncommon premalignant neoplasm histologically similar to Bowen’s disease in humans. BISC lesions are marked by irregular epidermal and follicular hyperplasia with hyperkeratosis and full-thickness epidermal dysplasia.
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Three months prior to the surgery described here, a 10-year-old female spayed tortoiseshell cat was presented for a large swelling in the neck. Approximately 300 cc of clear, thin, amber fluid was aspirated, and a representative sample was sent to an outside diagnostic laboratory for fluid analysis, the results of which were unremarkable.
One of the primary benefits of the CO2 laser procedure includes a virtual elimination of bleeding, which allows for full visualization of the large masses, obtaining wide and appropriate surgical margins and providing a cosmetically pleasing, limb sparing procedure.
The primary benefit of the laser ablation procedure includes virtual elimination of bleeding while ensuring full visualization of the polyp and confirmation of the successful ablation.
We have used the Aesculight CO2 laser in most of our chronic stomatitis cases. The laser’s ease of use and efficacy have proven the benefit of Aesculight in hundreds of cases.