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Tail: amputation

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Synonym(s): Caudectomy


Introduction

  • Amputation of part or whole of the tail.

Uses

  • Primary trauma.
  • Secondary trauma following loss of sensory and motor function.
  • Severe soft tissue or bone disease affecting the tail.
  • Non-healing lesion of the tail tip.

Disadvantages

  • Amputation of the entire feline tail may affect fine balancing in some cats.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Excellent.

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