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Chest wall tumors can develop from the soft tissues or rib tissue of the body.

How are chest wall tumors diagnosed?

You, your family veterinarian, and Dr. Jha (Board certified Surgeon) will use multiple diagnostic modalities to diagnose your pet. You may notice a difficulty in breathing, or a gradually enlarging mass on the wall of your pet’s chest. Your primary care veterinarian will do a physical exam and X-rays to begin the diagnosis. A sample of the mass will be taken during this visit to confirm the make-up of tumor. Dr. Jha and his team will also recommend that a CT scan of the lungs to be performed for surgical planning..

How are chest wall tumors treated?

Surgical treatment gives the best prognosis in pets suffering from this disease. Depending on the invasiveness of the tumor/mass, removal and reconstruction of the body wall are the treatment of choice.


Recurrence or spread of the tumor to other locations can occur.

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