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Intestinal Tumor (Leiomyoma) in Cats

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Treatment

 

Surgical resection (removal) is the treatment of choice. This method is generally curative if the tumor can be removed safely. In many cases, owing to their benign nature, even large leiomyomas with narrow margins can be removed successfully.

 

Living and Management

 

If your doctor is able to perform a complete resection, normal postoperative care will be required; no additional follow-up will be necessary. However, your doctor will want to monitor your cat's blood glucose postoperatively, particularly if your cat was hypoglycemic (low in blood sugar) prior to surgery.

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