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Comparison of the carbon dioxide laser and the radiofrequency unit for feline onychectomies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21041330     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study compared the collateral tissue damage and incisional bridging with granulation tissue via histopathological examination following feline onychectomy performed by radiofrequency (RF) and carbon dioxide (CO(2)) laser. Two cats were euthanized, and their digits were harvested for histopathological evaluation on days 1, 3, and 7 post-onychectomy. Each digit was evaluated for total lesion width, total necrosis width, and degree of edema, hemorrhage, and inflammation. This study found few significant differences in collateral tissue damage between RF and CO(2) laser, but more incisional bridging by granulation tissue was noted with RF for feline onychectomies. These results indicate that RF for feline onychectomy is a reasonable alternative to CO(2) laser in regard to collateral tissue damage and bridging of the incision by granulation tissue. In addition, RF is not accompanied by the strict safety considerations and initial expense of acquisition of a CO(2) laser.
Sara M Burns; Elizabeth W Howerth; Clarence A Rawlings; Karen K Cornell; Maryann G Radlinsky; Jeffrey W Mauck
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1547-3317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Anim Hosp Assoc     Publication Date:    2010 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-02     Completed Date:  2010-12-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0415027     Medline TA:  J Am Anim Hosp Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  375-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, 501 South DW Brooks Drive, Athens, Georgia 30602-7309, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Carbon Dioxide
Cats / surgery*
Granulation Tissue / pathology
Hoof and Claw / pathology*,  surgery*
Laser Therapy / instrumentation,  methods,  veterinary*
Pain, Postoperative / veterinary
Postoperative Complications / veterinary
Radio Waves
Surgery, Veterinary / instrumentation*,  methods
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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