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.
Veterinary dermatologist David Duclos, DVM, DACVD, uses a VetScalpel CO2 laser to perform a tumor excision. The VetScalpel laser is set to 30 watts of SuperPulse power, which is the…
Tail fold pyoderma (intertrigo) is common in certain brachycephalic breeds. Chronic pyoderma and dermatitis of the tail folds may result in pain, pruritus, and malodorous skin that can be difficult to manage with medical therapy alone.
A 12-year-old, 27-kg neutered male, flat-coated retriever mix was presented for a subcutaneous mass cranial to the right tarsus.
We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Veterinary Special Issue of the Journal of the American Laser Study Club is now available for no charge, as a download for members (or…
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.
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.
Flexible fiber CO2 laser user Tony Henderson, DVM, of Fox Hollow Animal Hospital in Lakewood, CO, now costars on the Animal Planet series, “Hanging with the Hendersons”. Watch a short clip of Dr. Henderson using his CO2 laser to perform a gingivectomy and skin tag removal.
VetScalpel CO2 lasers are very versatile and will fit the needs of any multi-specialty veterinary practice. The laser comes with interchangeable handpieces that are custom tailored for specific veterinary specialties….
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…
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.