Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Skin: neoplasia - lymphosarcoma

Synonym(s): Cutaneous histiocytic lymphosarcoma, Multicentric lymphosarcoma, Cutaneous lymphosarcoma

Contributor(s): Christopher Brown, Sue Paterson, David Senter, Anna Hollis

Introduction

  • Rare tumor of older horses.
  • Cause: unknown.
  • Signs: multiple subcutaneous nodules anywhere on body.
  • Diagnosis: histopathology.
  • Treatment: single tumors: surgical excision; multiple: corticosteroids.
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Pathogenesis

Pathophysiology

  • Unknown.

Timecourse

  • May live and function well for many years.
  • May eventually develop systemic disease → death.

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.
  • Quinn G (2003) Skin tumours in the horse: clinical presentation and management. In Pract 25 (8), 476-483 VetMedResource.
  • Kofler J et al (1998) Cutaneous, multiocular T-cell lymphosarcoma in a horse-clinical, ultrasonographic and pathologic findings. Zentralbl Veterinarmed A 4 (1), 11-19 PubMed.
  • Carlson G P (1995) Lymphosarcoma in horses. Leukemia 9 Suppl 1, S101 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Knottenbelt D C, Patterson-Kane J C & Snalune K L (2015) Clinical Equine Oncology. Elsevier, UK.


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