Case Studies

laser treatment of interdigital sebaceous epithelioma dog

Removal of interdigital sebaceous epithelioma with CO2 laser

By Jon Plant, DVM, DACVD | May 2020

In this case study, a 13-year-old Dalmatian-cross dog was presented to Jon Plant, DVM, DACVD, for a rapidly enlarging ulcerated sebaceous epithelioma between the digital and metacarpal pads of the left front limb. This case illustrates how VetScalpel CO2 laser surgery is used to remove cutaneous tumors that might otherwise pose a greater challenge.

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cat eye lid tumors co2 laser surgery

Treatment of eyelid tumors with a CO2 laser

By Gary D. Norsworthy, DVM, DABVP | December 2019

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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laser distichia dog surgery

There’s something in his eye: CO2 surgical lasers for distichia

By Christopher J. Winkler, DVM, DABLS, VMLSO | September 2019

In this case study, Dr. Winkler uses a VetScalpel CO2 laser to remove two distichiae from an Old English sheepdog. The procedure is quick, precise, and often curative. It offers the patient immediate relief and with minimal inflammation, hemorrhage, and scarring.

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dog laser bladder surgery

Using CO2 laser cystotomy to remove urinary bladder polyps in a dog

By Jakub Kaczmarek, DVM | August 2019

Due to high vascularity, good visualization during a surgical procedure can be difficult. The CO2 laser provides very good and safe hemostasis during this type of procedure. Combined with other benefits (such as reduced inflammation and postoperative pain among others), the laser is a great tool, allowing both surgeon and patient to benefit.

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winkler laser procedure 2019

All in a day’s work: CO2 surgical lasers for multiple procedures

By Christopher J. Winkler, DVM, DABLS, VMLSO | June 2019

In my practice, I’m often asked by clients if I might get multiple things done in a single procedure. In patients like Winston, who presented for neuter, the opportunity to prevent worsening of both brachycephalic airway syndrome (BAS) and a left third-eyelid gland prolapse should certainly be communicated and encouraged to the client.

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