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Ear canal ablation (complete removal of the ear and ear canal) and lateral bulla osteotomy (removing the bony part of the ear canal) are preferred over lateral ear resection (removal of the majority of the ear). This is because these methods may extend your pet's survival time by three to four times when compared with lateral ear resection, which is typically only ten months. On large masses or those found to difficult to remove, radiotherapy should be performed.
Unfortunately, there is a poor prognosis associated with extensive tumor involvement and neurologic signs (dizziness, falling, head tilt, etc.). Your veterinarian will schedule follow-up appointments for your pet 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 21, and 24 months after treatment for a routine physical exam and chest X-rays.
A medical condition in which the ear becomes inflamed
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
An incision made into bone
Pertaining to the chest
Something that becomes worse or life threatening as it spreads
Anything pertaining to what can be heard; hearing.
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
Moving or located away from the midline; located along the side
The result of a malignant growth of the tissue of the epithelial gland.
The growth of pathogens away from the original site of the disease