Case Studies: Soft Tissue Surgery – Ear nose and throat surgery

Massive palate defect closed

Louis, a 1year old Springer Spaniel presented with a massive palate defect. We are frankly amazed that he had managed to survive puppy hood. Drinking milk is no easy task when you can’t make a seal in your mouth to suck. And if you can, defects like this often end up with milk going “down...

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TECA after LWR

Georgie had a lateral wall resection (LWR) for recurrent otitis externa, external ear infection. The aim of this surgery is to increase the ventilation to the depths of the ear canal and make the environment less atrtractive to the bacterial pathogens that can otherwise colonise it. Unfortunately in some of these cases, even if the LWR...

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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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