A kitten born with a very rare type of tumor in its tail had to undergo a delicate surgery to extract it. The growth in question contained hair, teeth, and bones, among other things, as if it were an incomplete twin.
In Turkey, a cat was operated on after vets discovered that a teratoma had developed in its tail, according to reports. Daily morning. This is the first case of this type identified in the country and 2e In the world.
At the age of 4 months, the Siamese female had fully recovered from the surgery, which was particularly complicated. It was performed in a veterinary clinic in Ankara by the doctor Emir of Dosgorn and his colleagues.
According to the latter, the owner of the kitten, Bosra Nur Yildiz, to the clinic after noticing a worrisome lump in her tail. X-rays revealed the formation of bone tissue in this mass. Subsequent analyzes confirmed that it was a teratoma.
Teratoma arises from primitive germ cells. It may be mistaken as “twin” or “Siamese” with incomplete development and stick to the individual, but this is not the case. It is indeed a tumor.
Bones, hair and teeth
In this cat, the teratoma included skeleton, as well as hair and teeth. It must be removed so that you can live healthy.
After the operation, the animal knew two months of convalescence. Today, he’s doing a great job and no longer bears any trace of tumor.
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Emir of Dosgorn He adds that this cat will be the subject of an article to be published in a medical journal, given the rarity and complexity of the condition.
par Iskandar Allah