Clinical presentation and management of five dogs with apocrine gland adenocarcinoma of anal sac

Ye In Oh, Kyoung Won Seo, Jun Young Kim, Jung Hee Youn, Cheol Young Hwang, Sang Koo Lee, Hwa Young Youn

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Abstract

Five dogs diagnosed as apocrine gland adenocarcinoma (AGAC) of the anal sac based on cytology and/ or histology. Mean age of these dogs was 11 years old. One dog treated with supportive care without other medical interventions for hypercalcemia was died one month after diagnosis. Other four dogs were treated with chemotherapy and one of these dogs was intervened with complete surgical resection. Two months after the diagnosis, one of the dogs treated with chemotherapy died. The survival time of other survived three dogs from the time of diagnosis was 19, 9, and 13 months respectively and they are still alive at this time. After chemotherapy, three dogs were managed generally in good body condition and maintained as similar in size as time of diagnosis. The results are suggested that it is worthwhile to try chemotherapy for managing AGAC in dogs especially complicated or metastasized to regional lymph nodes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)606-611
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Veterinary Clinics
Volume26
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anal sac
  • Apocrine gland adenocarcinoma
  • Chemotherapy
  • Dog

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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    Oh, Y. I., Seo, K. W., Kim, J. Y., Youn, J. H., Hwang, C. Y., Lee, S. K., & Youn, H. Y. (2009). Clinical presentation and management of five dogs with apocrine gland adenocarcinoma of anal sac. Journal of Veterinary Clinics, 26(6), 606-611.