Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A 2-year-old female hamster has an irritating interdigital wart

April 14, 2016

Anaesthetic death is always a worry for the Thai lady owner and her husband. So, when she came to take back the hamster post-op, she snapped a picture from her handphone to show her husband that Spiky 2 had survived the anaesthesia.

Isoflurane gas + oxygen anaesthesia for a few times as it is hard to assess the depth of anaesthesia. The hamster reacted to the electrosurgery twice when I started cutting. So, she needs gas again. Finally, I managed to get out the wart which is friable and measured 3 mm across. See video.

The hamster has such a thick coat. On her right chest, there was a tumour around 1.3 cm across. To operate or not?

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