Message Number: YG5599 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-17 10:11:00 UTC
Subject: Re: info for my vet-2nd panc surgery

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Bruce Williams, DVM" <williams@e...>
> --- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., ifixrex2000@y... wrote:
> > Can the vets out there give any specific suggestions that I can
> pass
> > 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
> > 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
> this procedure cannot be repeated - so the second surgery will
> 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

Is it a hard and fast rule that if a partial pancreatectomy has been
done in the first surgery that a second partial pancreatectomy is not
done with the second surgery? Does it matter what percentage of the
pancreas was removed the first time around?