Feline fibrosarcoma in the cheek: A surgical story

When 9-year-old Daphne came to me at Berks Animal Emergency & Referral Center for a mass in her left cheek, the biopsy results told the story cat owners least want to hear: Cancer, specifically, fibrosarcoma.
Daphne preop - PZ 2015

The surgery was tough, because there was so little skin to work with after the mass was removed. That’s why we used a “skin flap” in order to close the area.

Daphne immediate postop - PZ 2015

The great news is that three weeks post-op, she is doing great.

Daphne 3 wks postop - PZ 2015

Here’s to a full recovery, Daphne!

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