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Meet Bella, a ten year old spayed female Labrador Retriever. Bella is the beloved pet of Sharon Mueller. Sharon called in concerned about Bella having some troubles with leaking urine. Sharon and Bella came in for an exam, which soon led to Dr. Jeff being very concerned about a mass he was palpating in her abdomen. He then did an ultrasound on her abdomen and discovered a possible splenic mass, called a hemangioma. The mass was what was causing her to leak urine as it was pushing on her bladder. Surgery was then scheduled for an exploratory, to see exactly what was going on inside Bella.
Surgery day arrived, and Dr. Jeff’s idea about what was going on in Bella was correct. He found a mass the size of a basketball in her abdomen. The large mass was a hemangioma of the spleen. He completely removed the giant mass and closed Bella up. The mass weighed in at a whopping 10.6 lbs. She did absolutely wonderful after surgery and got to go back home with her Mom. She will be coming back in a week or so to get her sutures removed.