Tyson had a skin tag for years in his axilla (armpit). Due to his age, small size of the skin tag, and the fact that it wasn’t bothering him, his family elected to monitor it. The mass grew large, long and was causing Tyson irritation.
Tyson had a pendulous mass (probably a skin tag that had been there for a long time) in his axilla (armpit). It had not been bothering him until recently. He was licking and chewing at it and causing it to get larger and the skin at the base was red and painful.
Surgical excision of the mass.
Cost of treatment included;
Laser to remove the mass $150
clean & polish teeth (the pet parent elected to clean the teeth while he was already under general anesthesia. $75
injectable NSAID $48
mass removal surgery $100
surgery pack $35
e-collar for post op $15
Tyson had surgery to remove the mass at my clinic, Jarrettsville Veterinary Center. I was the veterinarian who performed the surgery. Originally, we were going to attempt to remove it with a local anesthetic block and the laser, but, the base of the mass (what we typically call “the stalk”) was too large and I was concerned about controlling bleeding and adequate closure if he was awake. This story is posted with Tyson’s families permission.