Tuesday, December 2, 2014

1124. A Golden Retriever had squamous cell carcinoma

Dec 2, 2014
The 10-year-old Golden Retriever came in with a big patch of ulcerated nasal tip. She kept licking it. The couple said she had a cut some weeks ago and now the whole tip is raw. 

"It may be squamous cell carcinoma," Dr Daniel said.
"Do a biopsy," I said. "We use the biopsy punch." 2 pieces of tissue measuring 0.9 cm x 0.5 cm x 0.3 cm were submitted after the dog was sedated.

The dog was also given dental scaling as she had very bad breath and exposed roots of molars.

Lab report of nose lesion on 1.12.14
Two pieces of skin show a proliferation of atypical squamous cells arranged in anastomosing cords and trabeculae. The lesion is seen invading in between fibrohyaline stroma.  Diagnosis: Compatible with squamous cell carcinoma.

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