Case Studies: Soft Tissue Surgery

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Tracheostomy for layrngeal mass in 14y JRT

Gypsy had a mass in the dorsal (top) part of the larynx, which is the opening to the trachea (windpipe) that delivers air to the lungs. This can be seen within the boundaries of the cartilages of the larynx, just above the ET tube, the plastic tube we are using to give anaesthetic gas and...

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Nasopharyngeal polyp in a 9 y old, Labradoodle

Dasiy presented with intermittant choking and coughing. Examination of the pharynx revealed a huge polyp which was debulked. Haemorrhage was controlled with pressure and the histopathology  will confirm the diagnosis! Regrowth is possible, even probable, but repeat surgery should be very feasible. If you click on “IMG 1255” you should be able to see a...

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Lateral wall resection in a young cat to remove polyp

Jake, a very amenable 1 year old male cat, had a polyp in his right ear canal. This emanated from his middle ear, but it was completely blocking his external ear canal. It had come to light when it caused serious middle ear and inner ear issues, including neurological signs.  We managed to remove the...

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Anal gland resection

Anal glands are sac like structures found within the layers of the anal sphincter at the 4 o’clock and 8 o’clock positions. They can get blocked or inflamed and cause irritation. Sometimes they can get infected, and abscessate, breaking out through a fistula to the skin. Many cases of blocked anal glands can be managed by...

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Prostatic cyst with a urethral communication

Buddy, the much loved male Staffie belonging to lovely couple of die-hard Rockers, presented with a real problem – he couldn’t urinate. He had a large prostate cyst with a communication to the urethra, the tube from the bladder. When he tried to urinate, the urine shunted from his bladder to the cyst and only...

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