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From: Dr. Bruce Williams
Date: 2001-03-05 18:27:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Vet question:


A hyperplastic lymph node would certainly be the most likely identity
for this mystery mass - it's in the right place. But I doubt it has
anything to do with the abnormal motility.

did you photograph the hairballs for the list? We love hairballs....

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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> For the good Doctors:
> After a barium series which showed very slow motility in a ferret
who had
> demonstarted straining during defecation, Cornelius a 3.5 year old
> alter ferrets was scheduled for surgery today. The expected
outcome would
> be hair balls as were removed on Thursday from 5 year old Ulysseys.
> What they found : Cornelius -- is hair ball free -- the vet
found is a
> mass attached to the duodenum ( sp? ) and is not really sure if it
> from the pancreas ( it apparently seemed to be it's own little
> almost ion the space between the pancreas and the duodenum) save
for some
> small vessels attached to the area of the duodenum. He looked
> healthy, pancreas, liver etc. The stomach was not remarkable and
showed no
> hairball type presence, thus was undisturbed. The mass removed is
a cystic
> type mass which is being sent out, perhaps a node? .-- Perhaps this
is what
> caused the defecation problems ( small spuratic stool and
> rectal prolapses??
> Waiting to hear the possibilities... Cornelius is due to be adopted
in 2
> weeks into a great home!
> Alicia
> at Ferret Wise