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Use of a carbon dioxide laser for surgical management of cutaneous masses in horses: 32 cases (1993-2000).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11990967     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine outcome of horses in which cutaneous masses were removed with a carbon dioxide laser. DESIGN: Retrospective study. ANIMALS: 32 horses. PROCEDURE: Medical records of horses with 1 or more cutaneous masses treated with a carbon dioxide laser were examined. Follow-up information was obtained through telephone interviews with owners and referring veterinarians. RESULTS: Cutaneous masses were classified as sarcoids (15 horses), neoplastic masses other than sarcoids (squamous cell carcinoma [91; fibroma [1]; and melanoma [1]), and nonneoplastic masses (6). Minimum follow-up time was 6 months. Five sarcoids and 2 squamous cell carcinomas recurred. Seven (21%) horses had complications associated with dehiscence of wounds that had been closed primarily or failure of wound healing because of recurrence of the mass. Twenty-six (81%) owners were satisfied with the cosmetic appearance following surgery. CONCLUSION AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Results suggest that a carbon dioxide laser may be effective for treatment of cutaneous masses in horses.
Charles T McCauley; Jan F Hawkins; Stephen B Adams; John F Fessler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association     Volume:  220     ISSN:  0003-1488     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc.     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-06     Completed Date:  2002-08-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503067     Medline TA:  J Am Vet Med Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1192-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1248, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Carbon Dioxide
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / surgery,  veterinary
Follow-Up Studies
Horse Diseases / surgery*
Laser Therapy / methods,  veterinary*
Melanoma / surgery,  veterinary
Retrospective Studies
Skin Neoplasms / surgery,  veterinary*
Treatment Outcome
Wound Healing
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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