Precious was referred to Dr.Boazman for a 2nd opinion as she was JUST NOT RIGHT !
Precious was lethargic, suspected to be painful, & “OFF OF HER NORMAL ROUTINE”.
The term “ADR” is often used (ain’t doing right) with this presentation.
1st STEP: Test her internal vital organs (blood & urine tests) which revealed everything was normal…
2nd STEP: Test her with diagnostic imaging, which began with x-rays of her chest & belly.
It was obvious that SOMETHING was NOT NORMAL in her BELLY
The radiologist helped with the diagnosis of a SPLENIC TUMOR.
3rd STEP: Test her with an abdominal ultrasound to further evaluate the belly.
This allowed us to see the splenic tumor & all the important organs in the belly.
4th STEP: Test the online T-STAT (Tufts Splenic Assessment Tool) to help us determine the % PROBABILITY of CANCER.
Dr.Boazman is thankful to have learned this from Dr.Suecancervet after meeting her in Fetch San Diego & attending her Splenic Tumor Lecture !
LAST STEP: SPLENECTOMY which allows us to remove the spleen & tumor to have it analyzed by a pathologist.
Time for SPLENECTOMY for Miss Dog Precious paw !
Lets see how the SPLEEN (& the SPLENIC TUMOR) are removed without bleeding
The spleen is a vascular organ & when it’s got a lump, it’s often a BLOODY MESS
MOST splenic TUMORS are ALREADY BLEEDING before they are discovered, leading to SHOCK & POOR PROGNOSISx
Thankfully our surgeon with experience performed this operation quickly & without complication
Shout-out to Dr. Mario Cabrera @cuttingedgesurgical our surgeon (cesdvm.com) for help with this case !
A short anesthetic time = a smooth patient recovery
HAS YOUR PET BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH A SPLENIC TUMOR ?