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  • Cancer & Wounds - West Midlands Veterinary Referrals Case Studies

Cancer and Wounds

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  • Soft tissue carcinoma removed from the caudal thigh

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  • Spontaneous resolution of a plasmacytoma in the mouth

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  • Palliative excision of a large soft tissue sarcoma

    Bella, a 10 year old Staffie, had a large soft tissue sarcoma over her lateral left elbow. Excision with margins wasn’t feasible. Amputating her leg was a huge step to take for a mass that was unlikely to ever spread beyond the leg.

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  • “Screw tail” in a Bull dog

    A 3-year-old Bulldog presented for attention her breed-related “screw tail”.  The deep skin folds associated with the cork-screw tail led to festering skin infections.

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  • Vaginal leiomyosarcoma in a Labrador

    A 7-year-old female Labrador presented with a large soft tissue mass, a leiomyosarcoma (a malignant tumour of smooth muscle cells), in the perineum (the area between the vagina and the anus).

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  • Soft tissue sarcoma of the tail

    A 12 year female Border Collie presented with a massive (>2kg) soft tissue mass over the right rump. This was believed to be a soft tissue sarcoma and had grown over a couple of years. It was removed with reductive intent rather than curative intent.

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  • Thyroid carcinoma in a dog

    A 45 kg, 10-year-old cross bred dog presented for CT chest/neck and surgical removal of an apparently well-defined mass between the left carotid artery and the trachea. Our colleague Mayra had recently scanned him.

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