Veterinary Outpatient Surgical Center

5091 Westfields Blvd
Centreville, VA 20120



The entire mammary chain containing the tumor, along with the maximum possible margin of tissue surrounding it and beneath it, is surgically removed. (In dogs, occasionally only a portion of the mammary chain is removed, depending on the specific type of tumor. In cats, the entire mammary chain is typically removed). The subcutaneous tissues and skin are then sutured. In patients who have tumors in both the right and left mammary chains, simultaneously removing both sides is rarely possible since it usually would create excessive tension on the incision. So, one mammary chain is removed initially, and 2 weeks later, the opposite mammary chain can be removed.


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