Soft Tissue Surgery

This describes surgery on skin, muscle or inside the abdomen or chest. The most common reason for a pet to undergo soft tissue surgery, apart from desexing, is to remove a growth or lump. It may also be used to investigate gastrointestinal complaints such as blockages or perforations, for repair of a skin or muscle wound, or for drainage of an abscess or cyst. As part of soft tissue surgery, your pet may have a skin or abdominal incision, tissue removed or wounds repaired. If a large amount of tissue is removed the surgeon may place a drain, to draw fluid away from the surgery site. Your pet may come away from surgery with nothing more than an expert row of neat stitches.

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