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Sentinel Lymph Node Identification in a Dog with Nasal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Nasal SCC is the most common malignancy diagnosed affecting the canine nasal planum. It is characterised by being locally invasive whilst also having the potential for metastases to the draining lymph nodes and lungs.…
Veterinary Specialist led Minimally Invasive Surgery Referrals in the South West. Minimally invasive surgery is becoming increasingly popular among veterinary surgeons. The principles of MIS are that it provides a highly magnified, well-lit image of a region of anatomy that would otherwise require a significantly larger incision and higher morbidity for the equivalent procedure to be performed as an “open surgery”.…
Pericardiectomy is one of the most common therapeutic thoracoscopic procedures that is performed in veterinary patients.  Pericardiectomy is indicated in patients that have pericardial effusion that restricts diastolic filling causing cardiac tamponade and associated abdominal effusion.…
Canine lung tumours are uncommon but are usually seen in older patients typically 9-12 years of age. They are usually malignant with the vast majority (97%) being carcinomas. We do very occasionally see benign masses (e.g. pulmonary lipoma) but these are considered very rare.…
Increasing temperatures place a strain on any dogs who suffer from significant upper airway disease. Tim Charleswoth explores the topic of Seasonal Airway Disease.…
Subcutaneous Ureteric Bypass or "SUB" placement in cats. Ureteric obstruction is an increasingly diagnosed condition in cats with calcium oxalate urolithiasis being the most common cause. Cats often present with vague clinical signs and so the diagnosis can be challenging.…
Tim Charlesworth is organising this year's Autumn AVSTS meeting in Swindon on 16th and 17th October 2015…
An update on our research into kittens with Pectus Excavatum. …
Canine Ear Disease. How good is your knowledge. Take the quiz with Tim Charlesworth Head of Soft Tissue Surgery …
Cholesteatoma- a New Disease? Cholesteatoma is an epidermoid cyst that forms within the middle ear cavity. Contrary to what the name suggests, it is non-neoplastic and has nothing to do with cholesterol or fat.…
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