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Tumors of the Endocrine Glands in Cats

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Treatment

 

After a concrete diagnosis has been made, your veterinarian will schedule surgery to remove the tumor mass from the larynx area. During surgery, maximum care and efforts will be directed towards saving the larynx functions.

 

Living and Management

 

After a surgical resection of the tumor mass has been performed, the overall prognosis for most patients is excellent. After a complete resection, a cure is usually achieved in affected patients, as this tumor very seldom metastasizes. However, if a complete resection can not be achieved, you will need to watch your cat for any symptoms of a recurrence, which will require a second round of more aggressive surgery. Again, even with a partial resection, prognosis is generally excellent due to the benign nature of this tumor. Once surgery has been performed successfully, however, no follow-up will be required and your cat may go on to live a normal life.

 

 

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