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my cat has a benign ceruminous adenomas in his ears. what are

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my cat has a benign ceruminous adenomas in his ears. what are the recommended traetment options?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Karen replied 6 years ago.
Hi there- Sorry about Mooch's ears! To be honest with you, the best recommendation that can be made in these cases is to have all the adenomas removed surgically- usually with a laser. Or, the ear canal can be "ablated" (called a total ear canal ablation, or TECA) so open up the ear canals and allow access to be able to treat any infections, etc. However, this is a radical surgery. In many cases, it depends on how many adenomas are in the ear canal- this dictates how aggressive we are with removing them or treating them medically. Unfortunately most medical treatments just control infection and will not do much for the actual adenomas.
Hope this helps, write back if you have more questions,
Dr Karen
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thanks you doctor. Would you be able to give a ball park figure (even a guess) what should i expect to pay for such a surgery?
Expert:  Dr. Karen replied 6 years ago.
Hmmm...it is very very difficult to try to tell you how much it would cost. However, if it is both ears and there are many many adenomas, it could be several hundred dollars at least. Also, you would need to understand that the growths could EVENTUALLY start to come back.

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