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.
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.
A medical condition in which the pancreas becomes inflamed
A term for a type of neoplasm that is made up of lymphoid tissue; these masses are usually malignant in nature
The falling forward of something, usually visceral
The very end of the large intestine
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
Passing stool with blood in it
A procedure of imaging internal body structures by exposing film
Anything having to do with the stomach
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
Not being able to cause harm; the opposite of malignant.
The exiting of excrement from the body; bowel movements.
The whole system involved in digestion from mouth to anus
The end of the gastrointestinal tract; the opening at the end of the tract.
The tube that extends from the mouth to the stomach
The digestive tract containing the stomach and intestine