Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Spleen: neoplasia

Synonym(s): Splenomegaly

Contributor(s): William Brewer Jr, Philip K Nicholls

Introduction

  • Cause: primary neoplastic lesions, metastatic disease, or manifestation of systemic disease.
  • Signs: splenomegaly and non-specific signs of ill health.
  • Diagnosis: ultrasonography, biopsy.
  • Treatment: chemotherapy and/or splenectomy.
  • Prognosis: good to guarded, depending on cause.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

Timecourse

  • Depends on underlying disease, can be days to months.

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.
  • Gordon S S, McClaran J K, Bergman P J et al (2010) Outcome following splenectomy in cats. J Fel Med Surg 12 (4), 256-261 PubMed.
  • Newell S M, Selcer B A, Girard E et al (1998) Correlations between ultrasonographic findings and specific hepatic disease in cats - 72 cases (1985-1997). JAVMA 213 (1), 94-98 PubMed.


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