Anyone had their young cat undergo surgery for Congenital Laryngeal Paralysis? Wondering how they d

Colleen MoceriColleen Moceri Sterling HeightsMember Posts: 30
Milagro was born with vocal cord paralyzation making his breathing very labored adn he is tiny for his age because of it. Wondering if anyone has had their cat go through this surgery and how well they did, outcome and long-term. Milagro is scheduled for this THursday and I am so scared for him, but he will feel so much better to be able to breathe!

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  • Melissa FordMelissa Ford Santa CruzMember Posts: 3,914
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    This is a very rare thing to have happen in a cat. Here's an abstract http://www.vetcontact.com/en/art.php?a=957&t= Laryngeal paralysis is an uncommon cause of airway obstruction in cats. Cats with less severe clinical signs (often with unilateral paralysis) may be successfully managed with medical treatment, whereas cats with severe airway obstruction (often with bilateral paralysis) may benefit from surgical intervention. http://www.vetspecialists.co.uk/06_Animal_Welfare/Soft_Tissue_Facts/Laryngeal_Paralysis.html Laryngoplasty should only be performed by a surgeon who is experienced with the technique. The consequences of a failed procedure can be devastating for the patient, and there are limited salvage options available. In experienced hands, however, good success rates and reported, with few unexpected complications.Google "laryngeal paralysis cat" for more info on the subject. Personally I'd only allow board certified surgeon perform this.http://www.acvim.org/Specialist/Search
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