This is a continuation from Cat is not eating, Fluid build up in abdomen, Ultrasound reveals mass in small intestine
Basically, my cat went into surgery today to have the small intestine mass removed. He has not been eating/drinking and fluid has been building up in his abdomen.
When the surgeon went in, he did not find a mass...instead, he found a section of the intestine covered in white plaque and thickened. He also found white plaques in several other areas and all throughout the abdomen.
He also said the white plaques in the intestine was causing "diffusion" and fluid build up in the abdomen.
He doesn't have a definitive diagnostic of what it is.....but he thinks it could be either cancer or FIP (indoor cat only). He did take a white colored antibiotic 1 day ago.
He will be taking biopsies of the plaques and sending them to pathology which will take a week for diagnosis.
Does anyone know what this is? Is it cancer? Can we treat/cure it?