CorissWrasse with Severely Swollen Gill

Discussion in 'Diseases' started by OnlyTono, Nov 8, 2013.

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  1. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

    Aug 13, 2012
    so sorry for your loss. You have to feel comfortable knowing that you went above and beyond trying to help her.
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  3. OnlyTono

    OnlyTono Spaghetti Worm

    Feb 9, 2013
    Glendale AZ
    Thanks for all the condolences - it's appreciated.

    I received the photos from Aquatouch , and a brief explanation of their findings. here it is:

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    The tumor-like growth was firm, no fluids present, mottled in color with a smooth surface texture. The texture was different than that of a Lymphocystis nodule. The interior contained no pores and had the same texture and appearance as on the surface. It measured 1.1 cm in diameter. The primary attachment was at the top of the opercula cover bone with a smaller attachment point lower on the bone plate. Once removed, bright red flesh surrounded the lesion area within the gill cavity. No gill filaments remained. A circular opening approximately 2 millimeters in diameter extended from the gill cavity inward toward the head of the fish, aligning with the left eye socket. No other external signs or symptom were present in this fish when examined.

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