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Ferrets

Preputial neoplasia

Contributor(s): Cathy Johnson-Delaney, David Perpinan

Introduction

  • Malignant neoplasia present in the preputial tissue; arises from the apocrine glands. Include carcinomas, adenocarcinomas, cystadenocarcionomas.
  • Signs: visible mass/tumor.
  • Diagnosis: FNA, biopsy, histopathology.
  • Treatment: surgical excision.
  • Prognosis: poor - despite aggressive therapy.

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.
  • Kanfer S & Reavill D R (2013) Cutaneous neoplasia in ferrets, rabbits, and guinea pigs. Vet Clin North Am Exotic Pract 16 (3), 579-598 PubMed.
  • Palmeiro B S & Roberts H (2013) Clinical approach to dermatologic disease in exotic animals. Vet Clin North Am Exotic Pract 16 (3), 523-577 PubMed.
  • Hoppman E & Baron H W (2007) Ferret and rabbit dermatology. J Exotic Pet Med 16 (4), 225-237 VetMedResource.
  • Rosenbaum M F, Affolter V K, Usborne A L & Beeber N L (1996) Cutaneous epitheliotropic lymphoma in a ferret. JAVMA 209 (8), 1441-1444 VetMedResource.
  • Stauber E, Robinette, J, Basarab R, Riggs M & Bishop C (1990) Mast cell tumors in three ferrets. JAVMA 196 (5), 766-767 PubMed.
  • Olsen G H, Turk M A M & Foil C S (1985) Disseminated cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in a ferret. JAVMA 186 (7), 702-703 PubMed.
  • Symmers W S C & Thomson A P D (1953) Multiple carcinomata and focal mast-cell accumulations in the skin of a ferret (Mustela Furo L.) with a note on other tumours in ferrets. J Pathol Bacteriol 65 (2), 481-493 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Fox J G, Muthupalani S, Kiupel M et al (2014) Neoplastic Diseases. In: Biology and Diseases of the Ferret. 3rd edn. Eds: Fox J G & Marini R P. Wiley Blackwell, USA. pp 587-626.
  • Paterson S (2006) Skin Diseases and Treatment of Ferrets. In: Skin Dseases of Exotic Pets. Ed: Paterson S. Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. pp 204-220.


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