Message Number: YG7489 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-09-27 03:36:00 UTC
Subject: leiomyosarcoma - reposting question

I just had a ferret operated on that had typical adrenal symptoms.
The vet
removed what she thought was a large right adrenal tumor. The path
came back as a Leiomyosarcoma. After looking that up and realizing
that it
is a Smooth Muscle Tumor (hope I got that right), I realized that
vet I went to mentioned that he has had two cases of the same thing

My questions are: What does this mean for the ferret as far as the
symptoms? Is this what was causing the problem or should I still
expect the
ferret to have adrenal troubles? What is the long term prognosis of
such a
tumor? Also, should I be worried that the two vets I use have
these Smooth Muscle Tumors for Adrenal tumors? I realize they are
that needed to come out, just wondering if it should have been
obvious that
this wasn't an adrenal?

Thank you for any insight to this question.