Thursday, July 20, 2017

3102. An 18-month-old male hamster has swollen abdomen - Abdominocentesis

Within 7 days, abdominal distension. Active and was eating till yesterday. Consulted 2 vets. I advised abdominocentesis under gas anaesthesia, which is risky.

Body Weight  64 g
Body weight after aspirating >4 ml pinkish fluid from abdomen  54 g.
Lots of serosanguinous fluid flowed out. Palpated a solid mass or cyst 8mm x 8m
Hamster is much loved. Prognosis poor. May live for few more days unless the mass is not cancerous.



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