Date: 2004-04-18 05:24:09 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Tumour on spleen
The pathology reports was as follows:
"SAMPLE - Spleen
DESCRIPTION - The wedge of splenic tissue examined shows congestion and
patchy reticuloendothelial cell hyperplasia. There is no distinct red and
white pulp division but through out the red pulp there are diffuse and focal
infiltrations of round cells. This is a heterogenous cell population
including clusters of small hyperchronic lympoid cells and foci of
histiocytiod cells. There are also many lymphobiastic cells showing a more
granular nucleus with indistinct nucleolus. Mitotic figures are infrequent
in these cells.
INTERPRETATION - I suspect this is an early mixed cell lymphoma but
difficult to differentiate from lymphoid hyperplasia. The prognosis should
be cautious following splenectomy."
Does anyone have any input on what this means?
Thanks for your reply Patty.
> It may help to know what the pathology on the spleen was.
> I have had two ferrets with their spleens removed during
> surgery because of a nodule or growth on it.
> The first one ended up just being something called
> "extramedullary hematopoeisis" something like that, basically
> a benign condition.