How I Treat Pneumothorax An Interview with Dr. Elisa Mazzaferro
Elisa Mazzaferro, DVM, PhD, DACVECC Staff Criticalist, Cornell University Veterinary Specialists, Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency-Critical Care, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Today’s Veterinary Practice “How I Treat” column is based on the popular How I Treat sessions presented at the annual NAVC Conference (now VMX) in Orlando, Florida (navc.com/conference). This column features …
Clinical InsightsWhat to Do With Lumps and Bumps
When a pet presents with a dermal or subcutaneous mass, the owner is often told, “Keep an eye on it.” But what does that mean? Keep an eye on it for how long? How much should a mass grow before it is investigated? As a cancer specialist, I hear all too often that a mass does not “look” or “feel” malignant.
How I Treat Mammary Carcinoma An Interview with Dr. Annette Smith
Mammary tumors are the most common tumor in intact female dogs, occurring in approximately 25% of this population, with the risk increasing with age. However, because of the incidence of early neutering in the United States, we see fewer cases in veterinary practice…
Clinical InsightsA Cancer Diagnosis Is Not a Death Sentence
With a low tail wag, Reese slowly walked across my examination room to greet me. I could tell his cancer was taking a toll. Prior to the consultation, I had reviewed his medical record, which told me my patient was a dog with advanced metastatic cancer.
Practical OncologyCanine Insulinoma: Diagnosis, Treatment, & Staging
Aside from a histologic confirmation of insulinoma, no currently available diagnostic test provides a definitive diagnosis of insulinoma. Existing techniques may help increase suspicion for an insulin-secreting tumor but, with most diagnostic testing, it is imperative to interpret all results in the context of the coexisting clinical signs.
A Review of Feline Oral Squamous Cell CarcinomaCE Article
Feline oral squamous cell carcinoma (FOSCC) is the most common oral tumor in cats, accounting for 70% to 80% of all oral tumors.1 Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) arises from the normal squamous epithelium of the oral cavity.
Surgical SkillsLymphadenectomy: Overview of Surgical Anatomy & Removal of Peripheral Lymph Nodes
For a given oncologic disease, peripheral regional lymph nodes should be carefully palpated for enlargement, asymmetry, and degree of fixation. While identification of palpably enlarged lymph nodes is typically straightforward, identification and extirpation of peripheral lymph nodes when they are of normal size can be challenging.
Elements of Oncology – Strategies for Managing Cancer Pain in Dogs & Cats – Part 2: Definitive & Palliative Management of Cancer Pain
Nicholas Rancilio, DVM, Diplomate ACVR (Radiation Oncology); Jeff Ko, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVAA; and Christopher M. Fulkerson, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) Purdue University Welcome to Elements of Oncology—a column that addresses the many components of diagnosing, managing, treating, and monitoring veterinary cancer patients. This new column begins with a series of two articles that …
Common Neoplastic Skin Lesions in Dogs & Cats: Cytologic Diagnosis & Treatment Options
Laura D. Garrett, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) University of Illinois Cytology, the microscopic examination of tissue samples spread onto slides, is a powerful tool for evaluation of skin lesions in small animal patients.1 In many cases, cytology can provide a definitive diagnosis for cutaneous masses. In others, sample evaluation can rule out some differential diagnoses …