Wednesday, March 27, 2013

1341. Follow up on the rat with a nose "tumour"

The owner went to a 2nd vet for a second opinion. The vet  had a smear of the cells of the nose tumour done. The tumour was growing bigger over time. I had proposed surgical excision earlier on. The owner wanted a second opinion and investigation of the cells by another vet.

Nose "tumours" that keep growing bigger, in my opinion, are based excised when they are smaller. No delays and waiting for biopsy and giving antibioitcs to see if they will reduce in size. Some of them may be abscesses and antibiotics may work.  


On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 5:45 PM, ,,,> wrote:

Dear Dr Sing,

The tumour ruptured and we had to put XXX to sleep today. The tests came back inconclusive.

From the smears examined there is a moderate accumulation of intact erythroytes and rare hyperplastic epithelial (round to ovoid) central nucleu with mild amphophilic cytoplasm) and small round cells with no discernible mitoses or evidence of inflammation; the findings are not specific for any particular etiology. If lesion persists then if clinically allowable a representative tissue biopsy should be evaluated via histopathology. Clinical surveillance is warranted.

Thank you for everything that you and your staff have done for Moo.

Jasmine Lim

 Thank you for your feedback. Please accept my condolences. Best wishes

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