Wednesday, November 13, 2013

1166. HAMSTER SURGERY EVERTED CHEEK POUCH

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tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)TOA PAYOH VETS
toapayohvets.com
Date:   26 February, 2009
Blk 1002, Toa Payoh Lor 8, 01-1477, Singapore 319074.  Tel: 6254-3326, 9668-6469
Focus: Small animals - dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters & rabbits
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Interesting case studies/pictures
Dwarf Hamster. Everted Cheek Pouch Tumour Surgery. Toa Payoh Vets Dwarf Hamster. Everted Cheek Pouch Tumour Surgery. Toa Payoh Vets
Dwarf Hamster. Everted Cheek Pouch Tumour Surgery. Toa Payoh Vets Dwarf Hamster. Everted Cheek Pouch Tumour Surgery. Toa Payoh Vets
Dwarf Hamster. Everted Cheek Pouch Tumour Surgery. Toa Payoh Vets Dwarf Hamster. Everted Cheek Pouch Tumour Surgery. Toa Payoh Vets
Dwarf Hamster. Everted Cheek Pouch Tumour Surgery. Toa Payoh Vets Dwarf Hamster. Everted Cheek Pouch Tumour Surgery. Toa Payoh Vets
tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)2066 - 73. Another instance of "events happen in 3s" within a short period of time. I had a premonition about getting 3 cheek pouch cases in a row. As if there is a divine power orchestrating veterinary events. 

This also occurred in the "3 urinary tract infection cases" I wrote earlier. This is the 3rd cheek pouch case in dwarf hamsters seen by me in a short time. In the 3rd case, the cheek pouch tumour everted whereas the other two cases were cheek pouch swelling inside the cheek.

Blood was splattered everywhere in the cage in this 3rd case. The hamster was in the best body condition compared to the other 2 cases. But he did not recover well from anaesthesia. He was stressed. Should he be operated? Waiting could lead to more stress and death. It was now or never.

Operated at 11 am. However he was OK and went home at 8 p.m.  Above pictures took me 2 hours to create for this webpage. Creations could not be speedier. Cheek pouch tumour surgery took 30 minutes to do. Liquid diet and electrolytes to be given for next 7 days so that the pouch will heal properly. No dry pellets to store for this hamster.   
Myanmar. Kachin State. Lake Indawygi guest house for foreign tourists. Toa Payoh Vets. North Myanmar, Rice farms near Lake Indawgyi. Dry season. Toa Payoh Vets
tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)2065. Be pro-active in your life, work and travels. Ask and be given.
 
tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)2064. Asiahomes.com Myanmar Tourism Advertisement. Beast of burden? Make Hay While The Sun Shines? Yoked to hard labour? 
tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)2060 - 63. A boy was worried that his hamster has a belly tumour. His parents took time off to bring his best friend to the vet. The scent gland in the dwarf hamster was be clogged with waxy secretions. Tumours needed to be ruled out too. There was no tumour.  
3 cases: Scent Gland, Cheek Pouch Abscess? & Chin Tumour
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  Dwarf Hamster. Left eye conjunctivitis, itchy. Lethargy. Toa Payoh Vets
Dwarf Hamster. Left eye conjunctivitis, itchy. Lethargy. Toa Payoh Vets Dwarf Hamster. Left eye conjunctivitis, itchy. Lethargy. Toa Payoh Vets
tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)2056 - 58. "Did you cut the cheek pouch?" the lady owner who diagnosed left cheek pouch abscess and e-mailed me was taking the hamster home after 2 days at the Surgery. There was no pain on palpation of the cheek pouch. Hamster had left eye conjunctivitis and neck skin infections. Antibiotics given. Hamster more active.  3 cases: Scent Gland, Cheek Pouch Abscess? & Chin Tumour
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