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Mallory Beats the Laser

The day finally arrived when Mallory, a juvenile green, had strong enough blood chemistry to undergo laser surgery for FP tumor removals.  Mallory came in malnourished as is typical of a turtle afflicted with FP.  The tumors draw energy and their own blood supply from a turtle’s body.

Mallory’s right eye was also removed, having been taken over by not one but two of the aggressive fibropapilloma tumors.  After being heavily bandaged up post-surgery (and looking mighty cute with the rainbow vet wrap), she is recuperating in her rehab tank.

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