Nell, a 33kg 8 year old German Shepherd presented with a truely massive 6kg spleen mass. We sent the whole spleen away for analysis and exhaustive histopathology located no neoplastic cause – just splenic haemorrhage and necrosis. So the prognosis is cautiously optimistic. Patients can live very well without their spleen if there is no underlying malignant disease process to affect the prognosis.
10th May 2017