Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Alimentary tract: neoplasia

Synonym(s): GI lymphoma, adenocarcinoma, mast cell tumor

Contributor(s): Laura Garrett, Philip K Nicholls

Introduction

Pathogenesis

Predisposing factors

General

  • Tumors of the cat tongue and esophagus are sometimes speculated to be related to ingestion during grooming of carcinogens from the coat.
  • Infection with FIV Feline immunodeficiency virus disease, FeLV Feline leukemia virus disease and FeSV is reported to be a risk factor for oral squamous cell carcinoma, as are infection and trauma. FeLV infection is a risk factor for lymphoma.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Patterson-Kane J C, Kugler B P & Francis K (2004) The possible prognostic significance of immunophenotype in feline alimentary lymphoma: a pilot study. J Comp Pathol 130 (2-3), 220-222 PubMed.
  • Sato A F & Solano M (2004) Ultrasonographic findings in abdominal mast cell disease: a retrospective study of 19 patients. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 45 (1), 51-57 PubMed.
  • Carreras J K, Goldschmidt M, Lamb M et al (2003) Feline epitheliotropic intestinal malignant lymphoma: 10 cases (1997-2000). J Vet Intern Med 17 (3), 326-331 PubMed.
  • Teske E, van Straten G, van Noort R et al (2002) Chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide, vincristine, and prednisolone (COP) in cats with malignant lymphoma: new results with an old protocol. J Vet Intern Med 16 (2), 179-186 PubMed.
  • Peaston A E & Maddison J E (1999) Efficacy of doxorubicin as an induction agent for cats with lymphosarcoma. Aust Vet J 77 (7), 442-444 PubMed.
  • Vail D M, Moore A S, Ogilvie G K et al (1998) Feline lymphoma (145 cases): proliferation indices, cluster of differentiation 3 immunoreactivity, and their association with prognosis in 90 cats. J Vet Intern Med 12 (5), 349-354 PubMed.
  • Zwahlen C H, Lucroy M D, Kraegel S A et al (1998) Results of chemotherapy for cats with alimentary malignant lymphoma: 21 cases (1993-1997). J Am Vet Med Assoc 213 (8), 1144-1149 PubMed.
  • Rivers B J & Walter P A et al (1997) Ultrasonographic features of intestinal adenocarcinoma in five cats. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 38 (4), 300-306 PubMed.
  • Slawienski M J, Mauldin G E, Mauldin G N et al (1997) Malignant colonic neoplasia in cats: 46 cases (1990-1996). J Am Vet Med Assoc 211 (7), 878-881 PubMed.
  • Gardner D G & Dubielzig R R (1995) Feline inductive odontogenic tumour (inductive fibroameloblastoma) a tumor unique to cats. J Oral Pathol 24 (4), 185-190 PubMed.
  • Mahony O M, Moore A S, Cotter S M et al (1995) Alimentary lymphoma in cats: 28 cases (1988-1993). J Am Vet Med Assoc 207 (12), 1593-1598 PubMed.
  • Kosovsky J E, Matthiesen D T, Patnaik A K (1988) Small intestinal adenocarcinoma in cats: 32 cases (1978-1985). J Am Vet Med Assoc 192 (2), 233-235 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Meuten D J (2001) Tumors in Domestic Animals. 4th edn. Iowa State Press.
  • Withrow & MacEwen (2001) Small Animal Clinical Oncology. 3rd edn. Saunders.


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