Message Number: YG695 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Karen Purcell, DVM
Date: 2001-03-04 12:50:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Here's something for a change!!


> I know that most people on this list ask specifically for Dr. Williams
> but here's something for a change. As far as I hear, there are plenty
> of other vets on this list that may be able to answer my question.
> Now's your time to speak up!! My question is-- Why is it not a good
> idea or not a possibility to remove the submandibular nodes when they
> are swollen by lymphoma?

As a surgeon, I avoid removing masses in this area due to the
proximity of major nerves and blood vessels that could be damaged,
with little actual good for the ferret. If I need a biopsy sample, I
take the popliteal lymph node, which is much easier to remove.
-Dr. Karen
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