Ear infection, tumor, or something else?

cyanAstrologist

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One of my rats recently developed a pituitary tumor. Today, while cleaning him, I noticed a strange sort of swelling in his right ear. It looks a bit like a blister of some sorts, and its almost completely blocking his ear canal. Is this related to the tumor, or something else entirely?

UPDATE: after doing some more research, it looks like Auricular Hematoma. Is there anything I can do? My bank account is running dry thanks to a family emergency that came up recently, otherwise I'd take him straight to the vet.
 

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A hematoma? Not an ear polyp? A lot of hematomas resolve on their own and the blood is reabsorbed into the body slowly.
 

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