Having that lump checked
Patty, our diamondback terrapin who lost her top shell due to being exposed to freezing conditions on Cape Cod almost one year ago, had a minor procedure to have a lump checked. The mass was felt on a physical exam and confirmed on CT, but the exact nature of the mass is uncertain. A soft tissue needle core sample was taken for histopathology, culture, and cytology. After some pain medications and a brief stay out of her tank, Patty was soon returned to relax for the rest of the day. Results may take a week or more, but it will take longer then that for her shell to regrow, if this is even possible.