Thursday, August 23, 2012

1055. Mast cell tumour in a Maltese

On Aug 22, 2012, at 18:20, ...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Dr Sing,
>
> My pet maltese is diagnosed with malignant high grade anaplastic mast cell tumor. A first operation was performed to remove a tumor from her left thoracic flank. The histological report revealed that there is no margin of tumor-free tissue along the deepest border.
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> Two months after the surgery, a new lump developed on the right neck and was surgically removed. An ultrasound abdo scan also showed that the cancer has metastasized to the spleen.
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> She began her first chemotherapy: Prednisolone and Vinblastine (8 sessions; 4 x weekly, 4 x biweekly). Her second chemotherapy: Palladia was on for two weeks and interrupted due to a swollen right eye lid.
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> We seek a vet with special interest in ophthalmology today and she was definite that the swollen eyelid is a malignant tumor, without doing any biopsy. Surgically removal of the entire eye is the only option but the tumor is likely going to reappear. My pet is given a prognosis of 3 weeks.
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> Aside from the swollen right eyelid, she is still a very active pet and has good appetite. The tumor in the eyelid has pushed her eyeball to the side and looking very uncomfortable. She is given Prednisolone for now.
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> After doing some research online, most commented that eyelid tumor is benign.
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> Given that my pet is still in good spirits, I am not willing to put her down in any case. However, the unwelcome tumor in the eyelid seems like an time-ticking tumor. It is getting more inflamed as each day passes.
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> With your vast experience, I hope to hear from you.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Regards,
XXX
>



E-MAIL REPLY FROM DR SING DATED AUG 23, 2012
Subject: Eyelid tumor in Maltese: Pls help to advice



I will be back from HK on Friday aug 24. It will be best to tel me 96686468 on Sat 10am. Most likely eye tumor is malignant.
Sing K Y



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