Tag

Dermatology

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.

Read More
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.

Read More
carcinoma in cats laser surgery duclos

Bowenoid in situ carcinoma in cats: CO2 laser treatment

By David D. Duclos, DVM, DACVD | October 2018

Feline bowenoid in situ carcinoma (BISC), also known as multicentric squamous cell carcinoma in situ, is an uncommon premalignant neoplasm histologically similar to Bowen’s disease in humans. BISC lesions are marked by irregular epidermal and follicular hyperplasia with hyperkeratosis and full-thickness epidermal dysplasia.

Read More
laser elbow follicular cysts dog

CO2 laser surgery for the treatment of elbow follicular cysts in the dog

By David Duclos, DVM, DACVD | April 2018

In this article, a surgical CO2 laser was used to treat a dog’s elbow follicular cysts. Follicular cysts are caused by keratin trapped in a hair follicle, and they are often associated with swelling, inflammation, pain, and secondary infection. This laser procedure can ablate multiple layers of cysts and adjacent hair follicles with minimal bleeding and minimal thermal damage to the surrounding healthy tissue.

Read More
laser pet claw amputation

Canine claw amputation with a flexible hollow waveguide CO2 laser

By David Duclos, DVM, DACVD | February 2018

11-year-old male miniature schnauzer, was presented for chronic inflammation, severe swelling and ulceration of P3 on the right forelimb, digit 3. It appeared that the claw on the affected digit caused the patient significant discomfort and pain, provoking him to constantly bite and lick the site, aggravating the inflammation…

Read More
laser tumor dog husky eye

Removal of benign soft tissue tumors in the dog utilizing a flexible fiber CO2 laser

By David Duclos, DVM, DACVD | December 2017

The CO2 laser provides the surgeon with the superior ability to control the fluence by easily changing spot sizes, power settings and to switch between continuous wave to SuperPulse modes; because of this the surgeon has excellent control to remove abnormal tissue and to avoid unnecessary damage to healthy adjacent structures. This laser benefit is especially prominent in delicate areas, such as eyelids.

Read More