Buzz, the guinea pig with a lump.


Buzz was offered to us in early August for a second opinion, with one of many largest lumps we’ve ever seen! He had developed a swelling to the facet of his face in December 2019. A biopsy had been taken at a earlier vets which confirmed the swelling was a lipoma (fatty development).

Because of its dimension and placement it was deemed inoperable. Buzz’s mass continued to develop. It was now pulling on his decrease eyelid and ulcerating the pores and skin as a result of dimension of the mass stretching the pores and skin. Buzz’s proprietor sought a second opinion previous to potential euthanasia as a result of impact the lump was now having on buzz’s high quality of life. We provided to try surgical procedure on buzz, with the information that it could solely be a debaulking (eradicating a lot of the lump however presumably not all) process.

We  operated on buzz the identical day and thankfully had been in a position to take away the lump in its entirety.

Buzz recovered effectively after surgical procedure and confirmed curiosity in consuming immediately. He required supplemental syringe feeding by his homeowners for a few weeks following surgical procedure.

Buzz’s wound has now healed and he shouldn’t undergo any regrowth of the tumour.

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