Nasal hydropulsion: A novel tumor biopsy technique

Elizabeth A. Ashbaugh, Brendan C. McKiernan, Carrie J. Miller, Barbara Powers

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Intranasal tumors of dogs and cats pose a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for small animal practitioners. Multiple nasal biopsy techniques have been described in the past. This report describes a simplified flushing technique to biopsy and debulk nasal tumors, which often also results in immediate clinical relief for the patient. Based on the results of this retrospective study, the authors recommend high-pressure saline hydropulsion as a minimally invasive diagnostic, and potentially therapeutic, technique for nasal tumors in dogs and cats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)312-316
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 24 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals

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