The smallest tumour removed first, was excised quickly, and came away from the body intact with no breaching of the fascia that surrounded it. There were no major vessels to tie off or cauterize, and very little bleeding was evident.
The largest tumour was also removed. There were no major vessels to tie off, and cauterization of small vessels at the site of the larger tumor was minimal.
Gross visual appearance of the small and large tumor was consistent with being a fibroma and adenoma respectively, but the owners declined confirmation by histopathology.
The Doe took 3 minutes to gain total consciousness from when the last suture was completed. The surgery, in its entirety, took 60 minutes including recovery to consciousness.
Case History, Procedure, and Photos courtesy of the following individuals:
Dr. Peter Field B.V.S.C. (Hons.) M.A.C.V.Sc.
Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in Canine Medicine
Veterinary Physician and Surgeon
Everton Hills Veterinary Surgery, Everton Hills, Brisbane Qld, Australia
Mrs Louise Dux, Certified Laboratory Animal Technician
Posted on January 16, 2006, 16:40,
Last updated on April 9, 2010, 18:11