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Cryosurgery is the destruction of tissues by coldness. Liquid nitrogen is put on the tissues for a few seconds.

Cryosurgery is useful for non-surgical excision of skin tumors and skin warts, which avoids your pet's anesthesia. It's a painless method, knowing that there are no nervous ends in tumorous tissues. The sample treated with nitrogen will dry and fall 14 days after the session. 

Most of masses are eradicated during the first session, but sometimes 2 or 3 sessions will be needed with 2 weeks of interval.

The classical example of mass which can be treated by cryosurgery is this skinny, little, pink, cauliflower-like mass that is so easy to scratch when your pet is brushed or shaved and might bleed and disturb your dog. This mass is called skin adenoma, it's a minor tumor and it's frequently seen on old dogs.

However, we cannot treat all the masses we can see in consultation. Of course, we're going to be able to treat small masses but we won't be able to confirm their nature because of their destruction with cryosurgery.

Do not hesitate to come for a consultation, to know if your pet could receive this kind of surgery.

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