many times we remove large cancerous subcutaneous masses that require a wide excision and then we encounter the problem of not having enough skin to close the defect. One solution is to create an axial skin flap, in which the blood supply is preserved. Click here to see how an omocervical flap is used to cover a large axillary defect
 
Linear foreign bodies occur both in dogs and cats. Surgery should be done as soon as possible.
Remember to always check around the base of the tounge because often in cats it wrapps around the tongue.
Click here to learn about how to use a red rubber catheter intraoperatively in order to remove these foreign bodies while avoiding multiple enterotomies