« Crushing Injury with Bite Wounds - a diary with a happy ending. | Main | Genomes, Science and Egos »

October 28, 2010


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Elizabeth and The Lab Crew

Holy smokes, that is one BIG spleen!!! and that is an understatement...


wow, that is huge! Did you contact the Guinness Book of World Records? Poor thing, he must have been uncomfortable, to say the least.


That's amazing. Good thing you removed it when you did.

dog shop

OMG! it was huge, it's scary. It's great to know that the dog is fine right now after the major surgery.It was a relief, I guess.


thanks, awesome post. great work sir.


Just had my dogs spleen removed yesterday. He is a 6 year old German Shepherd. The spleen weighed 2 1/2 lbs and we thought that was big. Holy Cow. Poor Max. I hope he is still doing well. Thanks for the info.


Hello, Bkr,

Thanks for reading and writing. I hope all goes well with your buddy.

Max is indeed still doing well.


Thanks Doc. Any "Post Op" advice?


Just the usual. No contact sports. Incision clean and dry. Watch for swelling, discoloration or oozing. Talk to your veterinarian about any concerns that you have. He/she is seeing your dog and is your best source of information.

Motorcycle Number Plates

The article is wonderfully written and the way
the points were sent across is very understandable. I loved it.


had my dogs spleen removed last Wednesday and it was almost 8lbs, the tumor on the spleen was very large, vet couldn't believe she didn't pass prior to the emergency surgery.


Hello, Michelle,

Sounds like you're the new record-holder.

Thanks for reading and writing.


my dog had a spleen tumor and it weighed 4.2 pounds!!!! Thankfully it didn't have cancer =)

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)