This cat presented gagging and with dyspnoea. The large polyp came out really easily with a simple tug and pull from this young adult cat. What is the likelihood of regrowth? Does anybody attempt to cauterise the stump?
Did it bleed much when you excised it? Was it just a clamp and cut job or did you place a ligature?
Anthony - it came out quite easily with a clamp and gentle pressure (it came away as I was getting the scissors in place to cut it). Minimal bleeding.
Nice photograph! And an absolutely splendid polyp.
I've never known one recur, although I'm sure it's possible.
And I've never attempted to cauterise anything – I think that would be really difficult.
And, I must say, I've never attempted to ligate. A twist and a pull and it plops out, and haemorrhage seems to be minimal, although I watch everything carefully for five minutes before releasing from anaesthesia.
I love to see that stalk on what's come out. It seems to say "that's it, job done".
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