Message Number: YG2659 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-04-17 19:30:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Sebaceous Epithelioma Tumor

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., SBrown9530@a... wrote:
> A tumor was removed from Chara's leg about 10 days ago with the
diagnosis of
> the above. Exactly what is it, will be reoccur, benign or

Dear Sandi:

Sebaceous epitheliomas are common benign skin tumors of ferret - hey
are the most common, actually. Complete surgical excision will
prevent recurrence, and is considered curative.

Some ferrets will develop additional tumors over time, in other
sites, but it is nothing to worry about.

With kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, DVM