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.
David D. Duclos, DVM, a board-certified veterinary dermatologist, has more than 20 years of experience with CO2 laser surgery. As the first veterinarian who has used VetScalpel, the newest 45 Watt surgical CO2 laser system with 30 Watts of SuperPulse, Dr. Duclos shares his unique insight.
The article gives a comprehensive background on the condition and presents a case study where a 3-year-old Doberman pinscher was treated by Jason Pieper, DVM, of the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The Doberman pinscher had cysts between his toes on all four paws. Dr. Pieper used a flexible-fiber CO2 laser to safely remove the cysts.
Just released video presentations from the 2018 American Laser Study Club’s Inaugural Symposium. Wonderful opportunity to own presentation video recordings from leading laser veterinarians.
Watch as David Duclos, DVM, DACVD, removes a benign cutaneous growth from a 12-year-old female, spayed pit bull terrier dog mix using his VetScalpel CO2 laser by Aesculight. The laser surgery was performed under only local anesthesia.
In my clinic, I use the flexible hollow waveguide fiber CO2 laser to surgically remove soft tissue growths. This technology allows ablating tumors quickly, providing control over intraoperative bleeding. Another benefit of laser surgery is that there is no need to close the surgical site in case of superficial cutaneous lesions. Moreover, the laser allows treating multiple lesions during a single visit, as in one of the cases described in this article.
Why is LESS best with the Aesculight CO2 Laser? This video covers the main benefits that Aesculight CO2 laser surgery provides for both pets and veterinarians.