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From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-08-29 21:57:00 UTC
Subject: Re: adrenal problems

I have to agree that it was inaccurate to make a blanket statement
that it's rarely an emergency. I probably should have said
that, "it's not common for it to be an emergency situation in the
early stages." Yes, like anything else, there are exceptions.

I've had my share of adrenal ferrets (Three right now. Two have had
surgery, one is not a good surgical candidate) and none have ever had
an emergency situations associated with their adrenal disease. I
waited a good two to three months after I first noticed signs before
pursuing surgery. In the two that most recently had surgery, the
surgeon had a difficult time determining which gland was affected,
they were that small. In one, the left was removed and disected
before closing to insure the affected gland was removed.

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "More Ferrets?!?" <moreferrets@h...>
> have to disagree with adrenal rarely being an emergency. this year
alone i have had half a dozen life saving adrenal surgeries for
> guest critters. you just never know how developed the tumor is or
the tumors are and certainly cannot gauge by symptoms.
> fortunately it's not as common to have SERIOUS trouble in there and
if the swelling just started i might be ok with waiting a couple
> of months, but that's about it.