Unlocking the Potential of CO2 Lasers in Pet Care When it comes to treating ceruminous gland tumors in our furry friends, traditional methods like surgery and radiation therapy often come…
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.
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.