Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Penis: neoplasia

Contributor(s): William Brewer Jr, Irene Rochlitz

Introduction

  • Cause: squamous cell carcinoma , sarcoma, mastocytoma (scrotal).
  • Signs: tumor, visible dysuria.
  • Treatment: surgical resection/penile amputation Penis: amputation.

Pathogenesis

Pathophysiology

  • Neoplastic tissue will interfere with urine flow causing dysuria by a local pressor effect on the urethra.
  • Invasion of the very vascular penile tissue by cancer cells commonly causes bleeding.
  • As with all cancers, uncontrolled replication of cells interferes with local organ function while metastasis produces similar effects on other tissues.

Timecourse

  • Always variable depending on the rate of cell replication and whether benign or malignant in nature.

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.
  • Buffington C A, Chew D J, Kendall M S et al (1997) Clinical evaluation of cats with non-obstructive urinary tract diseases. JAVMA 210 (1), 46-50 PubMed.


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