Dr. Kevin Benjamino, DVM, DACVS
Affiliated Veterinary Specialists
Rib Resection and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Mass Removal
Izzy, a 14-year-old Chow mix was presented with soft tissue sarcoma near and between the eighth and ninth rib. After the resection of ribs 7,8,9, and 10, Vetrix® BioSIS was used in conjunction with a latisimus dorsi flap to reconstruct the chest wall. Following the repair a thoracic tube was placed to maintain negative pressure in the chest. Izzy recovered well from surgery and was released 48 hours following surgery. Two weeks later at her suture was removed and she is doing great!