Date: 2001-03-24 22:43:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Geezer
Dear Dr. Williams;
Thank you for your response. I understand that a time frame is difficult to
pin point. Looking back I can see that more information should have been
given. All I can say is "DUH"!!! The biopsy was taken from his upper, left
I will contact Doc and ask her about the immunohistochemical testing.
From: Bruce Williams, DVM <williams@e...>
To: Ferret-Healthemail@example.com <Ferret-Healthfirstname.lastname@example.org>
>One prolbem here, is that I don't see where the tumor was located.
>Going just on this report, I would probably have to add lymphoma to
>the list, as it would also fit this cellular description.
>I would be happy to look at this case if your vet will call the lab
>and have them forward the material to me. (I work with a lot of the
>labs on ferret cases.) I will need a slide and the paraffin block of
>the tumor that it was taken from. With poorly differntiated tumors,
>often special tests (called immunohistochemical tests) are run to
>identify markers for various cell types. Very few labs run these, as
>they are expensive, and most labls simply look at the slide and make
>their best educated guess.
>I have a number of immunohistochemical tests at my disposal, and if I
>can get the appropriate material, perhaps I can make a more
>definitive diagnosis, and then, be able to answer your question.
>With kindest regards,
>Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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