This BBC special features a flexible fiber CO2 laser surgery on a sea turtle. Large skin tumors caused by fibroma pillomatosis are excised with the laser beam. The video highlights the key points of the CO2 laser surgery, such as non-contact cutting (to prevent contaminating the wound) and excellent hemostasis.
Watch this Short Video of a Papilloma Being Removed From a 125lb Sea Turtle In Florida Using a CO2 Veterinary Surgical Laser Turtle papillomavirus is a significant threat to the sea turtle population and it stimulates the growth of papillomas. Some are mild; many are severe. They can be large or small and can occur […]