Thursday, June 28, 2018

3187. Z-plasty for a big facial wound

Jun 28, 2018

The Chihuahua X had two ears filled with tumours. Big swellings esp. below the right ear.  They obstruct the ear canal, leading to pus formation and causing pain.



Details are at:
https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2018/06/3182-rare-case-of-bilateral-ear.html




It will take 2 months to close by granulation and there is a possibility of infection of the muscles and nerves inside this large wound. The dog keeps scratching this area to relieve her itch. She has pyometra and another similar ear abscess with tumours on the left facial area. 

The owner opted for Z-plasty. The images are as follows:

















15 days after surgery, the ear is still wet and needs daily cleaning and medication.



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