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From: Steph
Date: 2001-05-11 12:29:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] mystery cyst has come back

Any animal with swelling around an incision should be brought
in to be checked. Some swelling may be alright depending what
is causing it. I had a lump removed from my dog and there was
a tiny bit of swelling because of fluid build up in dead
space, but swelling can also be caused from infection or
reaction to sutures, both internal and external. A general
rule of thumb that I follow is to always check it out.
----- Original Message -----
From: Debi Rodvelt
To: ''
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2001 8:26 AM

I had a cyst taken out of my 2 year old female's neck two
weeks ago. I
don't remember what the vet called it, but it was rarely
seen in ferrets.
Actually, it is usually seen in the knees of old arthritic
dogs. (Hope that
helps all of you vets know what it is.) We were relieved
because it wasn't
cancerous and expected a nice recovery.

Unfortunately, we started seeing swelling along the
incision. We had
thought it was irritation from the stitches and would go
away, but during
the past week (after the stitches were removed) the swelling
has become
severe. The entire incision line has swelling along it on
both sides and
it's much "puffier" than the original cyst was. Does anyone
have any idea
what is going on with this? My vet is out with the very
nasty flu going
around and I can't get her in this weekend like I had

Thanks one and all,
Debi Rodvelt

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