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Survival rates of dogs with colorectal plasmacytomas
Plasmacytomas are more common in dogs than previously thought. If they occur on regions like oral cavity or colon/rectum, it is important to know the best therapy and the survival times. A very interesting retrospective study!

Nine cases of colorectal plasmacytomas diagnosed between 1998 and 2001 were reviewed. Treatment consisted of complete surgical resection when possible.

Two dogs had multiple plasmacytomas.

Two dogs had local recurrence of the tumor at 5 and 8 months after resection.

Two dogs were alive at 20 and 23 months with no recurrences at the time of follow-up.

The median survival time was 15 months (range 5 to 33 months).

Colorectal plasmacytomas are similar to mucocutaneous plasmacytomas, in that they tend to progress slowly and do not recur with complete excision.


Source: Patricia A. Kupanoff, Catherine A. Popovitch, Michael H. Goldschmidt (2006): Colorectal Plasmacytomas: A Retrospective Study of Nine Dogs. In: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 42:37-43 (2006)





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