Cats have abundant loose skin over their body, which aids reconstructive surgery, but there are some anatomic differences and healing properties that are unique to the cat. The clinical relevance of these is described in the first chapter on wound healing. Cats are prone to trauma, from road traffic accidents to cat bite abscesses and axillary injuries from collars. Management of these wounds, including some unusual cryptic and chronic infections that are peculiar to the cat, are described in the subsequent chapter. Some wounds in cats benefit from surgical treatment with flaps or grafts and these are well described with surgical boxes for each procedure.

In the following three chapters, conditions affecting the feline skin and adnexal structures are covered in detail. There are separate chapters on skin tumors, mammary glands, and a final chapter on injection site sarcomas, which can be a particularly problematic condition to manage. This final chapter provides a thorough review of all the literature on this unusual feline problem and comparisons of treatment regimes including surgical resection and adjunctive chemotherapy and radiation.

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Sep 6, 2016 | Posted by in SUGERY, ORTHOPEDICS & ANESTHESIA | Comments Off on Introduction

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