Message Number: FHL5644 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Bruce Williams, DVM"
Date: 2008-07-26 14:11:12 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: lymphangioma

--- In, "leah" <ferretmaiden@...> wrote:
> hi all
> I posted a few days back about one of my ferrets ( lucy ) having cysts
> next to intestines,
> we have got the results of her test back and she has LYMPHANGIOMA. my
> vet is unsure how to deal with this problem as she has never come
> across this before and we cant find a good source of information
about it
> any information on this would be gratefully received
> thanks leah
> p.s once i get my scanner working i will send a copy of the
> histopathology

Dear Leah:

Lymphangiomas are congenital malformation of the lymphatics, the
vessels that drain excess fluid from tissues and return it to the
blood. If the diagnosis is accurate, then complete excision should be
curative. If the excision was not complete, then you might expct
accumulation of more lymph in the abdomen, and possible formation of
additional lesions at the site of excision. There is no additional
treatment to recommend at this time, as these lesions are not
cancerous, but I would certainly keep an eye on her abdomen.

With kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, DVM


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