Mass (Tumor) Removal
Mass removals can be a very straightforward procedure, but they can also be very complex. The location, size, and nature of the mass determines the complexity of the procedure and the overall outcome. For example, a golf-ball sized fatty tumor located just under of the surface of the skin on a dog’s abdomen would typically be much easier to remove than a friable, walnut sized mass interwoven around an internal organ that sits right next to a major blood vessel. For more complex cases, CT scanning allows us to more critically evaluate the extent of the mass and create an appropriate surgical plan.