Thursday, November 16, 2017

3192. A 5-month-old Syrian hamster bit off her stitches on Day 2

Nov 16, 2017

Korean lady bought this Syrian hamster. Very gentle at home, but made a lot of hissing sounds when i handled him.

Big right inguinal swelling. It was an inguinal hernia which grew larger every day. See previous video.



On Nov 16, 2017, the owner phoned about stitch breakdown. I asked him to bring in quickly as guts may fall out if the hamster continued bitting off the inside muscle stitches.

Only the skin stitches were bitten off. A foul smelly pus inside. The muscle stitches were OK. I drained the pus, used 6% hydrogen peroxide and give oral antibiotics. Warded the patient.


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