Surgery

Mass Excision: Soft Tissue Sarcomas and Mast Cell Tumors

This Course Is Approved for 1 CE Credit     |     John Berg, DVM, MS, DACVS

In this course, John Berg, DVM, MS, DACVS, will discuss mass excision in dogs and cats, focusing specifically on soft tissue sarcomas and mast cell tumors. The course will cover:

  • Principles of tumor excision
  • Selection of patients that need CT/MRI
  • Definition of wide margins
  • Margin classification scheme
  • Orienting incisions with lines of tension
  • Managing wounds using second intention healing
  • Submitting excised tumors for histopathology
  • Interpretation of histologic margin analysis results
  • Options when margins are histologically incomplete
  • STS and MCT local recurrence rates
  • Influence of histologic grade on outcome for STSs and MCTs

(Surgery video included.)

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