Malignant melanoma in the foot of a horse.

C. M. Honnas, C. C. Liskey, D. M. Meagher, D. Brown, E. E. Luck

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A 24-year-old horse had a malignant melanoma of the right forefoot. Because surgical excision of the melanoma was incomplete, as determined by histologic examination of the excised tissue margins, the tumor margins were injected with a matrix therapeutic implant containing cis-diamminedichloroplatinum, epinephrine, and purified bovine collagen matrix. The foot healed and the horse remained clinically free of disease for 26 months before recurrence of malignant melanoma. Surgical exploration of the digit revealed extensive involvement of the foot, and the horse was euthanatized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)756-758
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 15 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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