Thursday, July 26, 2018
CRYOSURGERY; SKIN TUMORS FREEZING IN A WHITE HAIR BOXER.
Kali, an eleven years white Boxer was presented for two small cutaneous masses that seem to be growing lately. Biopsy revealed benign growths. Kali has a history of malignant cutaneous tumors that required surgical removal under anesthesia. Due to her history it was decided in abundance of caution to cryo-freeze the growths.
The procedure was done in the exam room as an outpatient with local anesthesia. During the procedure Kali was given doggy treats and was very busy enjoying them.
Using the appropriate small size cryo-chamber the growths were frozen using 3 cycles of quick freeze, slow thaw.
The growths should recede and vanish within a few weeks.
Gentle vet Animal Hospital, Margate, Florida.
Dr. Ehud Sela, The Gentle Vet.