Message Number: FHL12315 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Caitlyn Martin
Date: 2010-10-07 20:11:32 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Blood Test Results - Aggressive insulinoma and something else

Hi, everyone,

On 10/7/10, Jeff <> wrote:
> I'm wondering if anyone can comment on these blood test results for my
> ferret Minnie Mouse, age approx. 3-4 years. She has recently been diagnosed
> with insulinoma, but there's also something else going on, as her lymph
> nodes are quite enlarged and she's not nearly as energetic as she was up
> until a few weeks ago.
> [It might not be insulinoma. Lymphoma can be in the pancreas,
> instead. Insulinoma-type symptoms but much more aggressive
> happen with lymphoma in the pancreas, while carcinoma in the
> pancreas is faster still.

It can also be both insulinoma and lymphoma. When Lady Ayeka was six
she had insulinoma and adrenal surgery (both at once) and our vet also
saw enlarged lymph nodes. He did a biopsy and the pathology came back
as lymphosarcoma.

Your vet may be able to do a needle aspirate of one of the enlarged
lymph nodes to determine in lymphoma is involved.

Good luck to you and to Minnie Mouse.

All the best,
Caity with Zephyr and Chin Soon (who still obviously miss Ella)


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