Message Number: YG5581 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-07-16 22:40:00 UTC
Subject: Re: info for my vet-2nd panc surgery

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., ifixrex2000@y... wrote:
> Can the vets out there give any specific suggestions that I can
> on to my vet regarding a 2nd pancreatic sugery? My 3 y.o. had
> surgery 4 months ago in which a single tumor was removed along with
> the tail of the pancreas. What should my vet remove this time
> around? What will be different this time from the first surgery?

Unfortunately, there is no way to tell what your vet will find when
he goes in. If the first surgery included a partial pancreatectomy,
this procedure cannot be repeated - so the second surgery will likely
be a nodulectomy.

Only advice is to make sure to do a good inspection of the pancreas
as well as the rest of the abdomen. Some ferrets have 3 or more
surgeries to control diabetes.

With kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, DVM