Skin Tumor (Histiocytoma) in Dogs
Since some treatments can adversely affect malignant tumors, important to differentiate histiocytoma, a benign growth of tissue, from a malignant tumor. Your veterinarian will talk to you about this, and will give you the option of taking a wait-and-see approach. If you do have the tumor diagnosed conclusively, and it is found to be a histiocytoma, the usual method of treatment is surgical excision of the mass, or cryosurgery, which is conducted with a laser. Either one is generally curative.
If the mass is left alone, it may spontaneously regress within three months. This is a decision that you will have to make once you have been informed of every possible eventuality, and every treatment method that is available for your dog.
Living and Management
Surgical excision of the mass is recommended if the mass has not spontaneously regressed within three months. With removal of the mass, the long-term prognosis is generally excellent.
Something that becomes worse or life threatening as it spreads
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A type of leukocyte in the body
A type of system that is used to compare animals within a given group to one another
Not being able to cause harm; the opposite of malignant.
The process of putting something irritation onto a blemish in order to get it to go away.
a) inhaling b) getting out fluid or gas by the act of sucking.
A type of light device that transfers a bright beam; this is used for many medical purposes
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