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Repair of an axillary non-healing gunshot wound with MRSA strain infection in a cat
  1. Daniela Murgia
  1. Animal Health Trust, Centre for Small Animal Studies, Lanwades Park, Kentford, Newmarket, UK
  1. Correspondence to Daniela Murgia,{at}


The present report describes the successful use of a multimodal approach for the treatment of a chronic axillary non-healing gunshot wound infected with a meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strain in a cat. Isolation from the contamination source, confinement, antibiotics and combined omental pedicle graft and thoracodorsal axial pattern flap led to an uneventful recovery.

  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Trauma

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