Soft tissue sarcomas and mast cell tumours
in dogs; clinical behaviour and response to surgery.
Benali et al., "Expression of matrix metalloproteinases, tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases and vascular endothelial growth factor in canine mast cell tumours
," Journal of Comparative Pathology, vol.
Cutaneous mast cell tumours
with pulmonary metastasis in a hen.
There are various degrees of malignancy of mast cell tumours
. Some can be cured by surgical removal.
Those of you who have a pet who has had surgery to remove mammary tumours, mast cell tumours
or any other type of lump or bump that is excess to requirements will know exactly what I mean.
Mast cell tumours
, in particular, can cause a dog to be itchy and the spots may be a sign of this.
Misdorp, "Mast cells and canine mast cell tumours
: a review," Veterinary Quarterly, vol.
examined ALP immunoreactivity of 61 cytopathology samples from canine, consisting of 33 OSAs, 4 chondrosarcomas, 4 synovial sarcomas, 2 fibrosarcoma, 9 soft tissue sarcomas, 2 plasma cell tumours, 2 lymphomas, 2 amelanotic melanomas, 2 mast cell tumours
, and 1 multilobular tumour (MLT) of bone, which showed sensitivity and specificity of 100% and 89% .
Also, the product has MUMS designation for the treatment of non resectable Grade II and III mast cell tumours
in dogs that have not received previous therapy except for corticosteroids.
Rufenacht, "Canine mast cell tumours
: a review of the pathogenesis, clinical features, pathology and treatment," Veterinary Dermatology, vol.
Skin lumps can be serious, especially if they are mast cell tumours
. I removed two tiny tags last week that I had been unconcerned about and they were actually very dangerous.