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Oncologic surgery

The Soft Tissue Surgery Service performs a variety of procedures to remove tumors in small animals, including tumors within body cavities, oral tumors, and tumors of the skin and musculoskeletal system. In order to provide the best possible care for your pet, we cooperate closely with the Oncology Service to devise and implement an effective and reasonable diagnostic and treatment plan.

In order to plan surgical removal of a tumor, surgeons often utilize advanced imaging procedures such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), both of which are available in-house at the ISU Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center.


CT image 1 CT Image 2

Above are reconstructed CT images used to help identify the extent of an insulinoma tumor.

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Above is a reconstructed CT image of a dog with a large kidney tumor.

 Tumor in Small Intestine
Large tumor in the small intestine of a dog.


 Kidney Tumor
ISU surgeons prepare to remove a large kidney tumor from a dog.



 Tumor Surgery
 In order to remove the tumor in this dog, amputation was required.