The spleen is an organ that commonly develops
cancerous tumors and as a result needs removal via surgery to assist
the patient. Often the splenic tumors are confined to or
originate from the dog's spleen and splenectomy can add years to the
patient's life. Splenic tumors are much more common in dogs
than in cats. The video presented here is of a patient that
displayed no other signs of tumor metastasis and did very well after
of the spleen in dogs is far more common than in a cat. There are
several types of tumors of the spleen; some are benign and do not
spread to other tissues. Some are malignant and can spread
(metastasize) to other areas of the body.
(enlarged spleen) infiltrated with malignant lymphocytes.
Diagnosis on histopathology was malignant lymphoma of the sple
Video Of Surgery To Remove A
Dog's Splenic Tumor
spleen and associated tumor were removed successfully and the patient
made an uneventful recovery and lived a normal life thereafter.
to removal of the spleen, called a spleenectomy, the abdominal
was thoroughly inspected for metastases and none werew visible.
tumors of dogs can rupture and bleed into the abdomen. The first
sign of trouble is noted by the dog's unwillingness to play or
interact. Sometimes the gums will be pale and the dog may seem
"out of breath" while simply resting
of the spleen with malignant lymphoma displays how infiltrative this
type of cancer can be. Lymphocyts invade virtually all tissues in
the body; brief control may be achieved but
there is no cure.
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