The rabbit which underwent rare surgery in Mumbai has recovered well. Photo/ANI
The rabbit which underwent rare surgery in Mumbai has recovered well. Photo/ANI

Rare tumour surgically removed from rabbit’s chest

ANI | Updated: Mar 05, 2019 21:03 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar 5 (ANI): A rare tumour protruding from the chest of a rabbit was surgically removed by veterinarians here recently. The tumour was weighing 500 gram.
The tumour had it difficult for the nine-year-old rabbit to walk, as the tumour was dangling from the chest. It could have been fatal in case the tumour found a cut.
“It wasn’t life-threatening right now, but the bleeding could have killed the rabbit. So the surgery was necessary,” veterinarian Nihar Jayakar, who performed the surgery, told ANI on Tuesday.
A ninety-minute surgery was conducted on the rabbit after the blood test showed that the liver and kidney functions were normal.
“We did the blood test before giving anaesthesia. Luckily, nothing was abnormal. So we went ahead with the surgery,” said Jayakar.
The rabbit has since recovered and gained 200 gram in the past 10 days. Jayakar said the tumour, although rare, is ‘well documented’ and he plans to present this unusual medical case in an international conference. (ANI)

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