alexa Metastatic transmissible venereal tumour in dogs.
Immunology

Immunology

Immunome Research

Author(s): Oduye OO, Ikede BO, Esuruoso GO, Akpokodje JU

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This report presents six cases of canine transmissible venereal tumour (TVT) in the genital organs with metastasis to extragenital locations. These extragenital sites were the skin, lymph nodes, spleen, tonsils, liver and lung. Foci of metastasis were found in six different organs in one case, two organs in another case and one organ in the remaining four cases. Multiple tumour nodules were, however, found in certain organs such as the skin and spleen. The extragenital tumours were identified as TVT on the basis of their histological similarity to the primary genital tumours. Metastasis appeared to be mainly by lymphatic pathways and by oral implantation.

This article was published in J Small Anim Pract and referenced in Immunome Research

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