Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Jenny
Ragdoll Cat Ear Canal Benign Cyst
About a month ago during Caymus’ routine vet visit, his regular vet, Dr. Ellen Gloor of KC Cat Clinic, found a “mass” in his ear canal. She said it was common in older cats – but that it would need to be checked out by a local vet dermatologist and would need to be removed, as it would grow and ultimately block his ear canal.
My mom immediately made an appointed with Dr. David Senter, a Kansas City Veterinary Dermatologist Allergist. Caymus was brought in for an evaluation and Dr. Senter confirmed that something was there and that it should be removed.
October 15, 2015 “Caymus did great for the procedure. The small mass was close to the ear drum. It has a smooth surface and was cystic and full of some white fluid. It appeared to be a benign cyst. The cyst was ruptured and the base of it was lasered. The prognosis is good. No medication are necessary at this time in the ear canal. A recheck is recommended in 2 weeks to make sure that there has not been a secondary infection and that the affected area has healed.
The “mass” in Caymus’ ear ended up being a cyst – and it ruptured when it was hit by the laser.”
Premedication – acepromazine – $16.50
IV Catheter – $68.75
Propoflo (ml) – $25.00
Gas Anesthesia (First 30 Min.) – $110.00
Video otoscopy – $155.00
Mass removal – $175.00
Total – $550.25
He was a good patient, and they flushed the ear, sucked it out and then put medication in. He held his ear low the day afterwards, but then was back to normal last night. They didn’t send my mom home with any medication or anything.
All in all, I good experience for everyone involved.
Thanks to Dr. Gloor for finding it!