Multiple subcutaneous nodular metastasis from transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder in a dog

Hye Young Kim, Eun Ji Hong, Hyung Jin Park, Hyo Jung Kwon, Kun Ho Song, Kyoung Won Seo

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Abstract

A 10-year-old spayed female Pomeranian dog weighing 3.65 kg was presented with a 7-month history of urinary incontinence, stranguria and hematuria. The patient had mass lesions at left prescapular region (3 cm × 3 cm) and left axillary region (5 cm × 4 cm). Diagnosis of transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) with multiple cutaneous metastasis was made. Dog was treated with chemotherapy using mitoxantrone and piroxicam for 5 months. Although TCC size of urinary bladder was decreased during chemotherapy, there was no change of subcutaneous tumor size and mild relief of clinical signs. Partial anorexia for 3 weeks and multiple masses were noted at left caudal abdominal wall and left medial thigh (203 days after first presentation) and assessed as chronic kidney disease and additional subcutaneous metastasis of urinary bladder TCC by post-mortem and histopathological findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-250
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Veterinary Clinics
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 250
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cutaneous metastasis
  • Dog
  • Subcutaneous metastasis
  • Transitional cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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