Saturday, February 25, 2017

3037. A 5-year-old Guinea Pig has a golf-ball sized swelling (cyst).

Sat Feb 25, 2017

A young couple visited Vet 1 near their home. Vet 1 inserted a needle into the soft golf-ball sized swelling behind the left ear and above the left shoulder. Clear fluid was aspirated. "It is a salivary cyst," Vet 1 said.

The swelling did not disappear. The couple surfed the internet and came to Toa Payoh Vets. "We saw a Youtube of a guinea pig with a swelling done by Toa Payoh Vets," the gentleman said.

"This looks more like an ordinary cyst rather than a salivary cyst," I noted that the location of this large swelling is distant from the sublingual and submandibular salivary glands. "It is possible to be a salivary cyst but unlikely. Fluid need to be sent for laboratory examination to check for cells," I advised.

Dr Daniel operated. The cyst was large (see picture) but ruptured, spilling clear fluid.


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