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From: "Sue Liszewski"
Date: 2005-05-19 06:41:29 UTC
Subject: RE: [ferrethealth] 2nd post-Please help with Farras histo path
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In my experience these are very locally invasive tumors but not nec
metastatic (spreading to internal organs unless internal to start with).
That being said it varies. Each animal is different with aggressiveness.
If it was fairly well removed you could have a couple monts before regrowth,
but it really just depends on when it starts to cause problems in the animal
and you make a decision and that can be all different time frames. Enjoy
her and love her and you may have more time then you think but even if you
don't if you spend every chance doing the things you want to with her you at
least have that. I lost my dog suddenly last month and would give anything
to have even an extra couple of weeks. All the best to you.
Dr. Sue

>Subject: [ferrethealth] 2nd post-Please help with Farras histo path
>Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 20:14:49 +0100 (BST)
>Farra had surgery one week ago today, to remove a mass that tripled in 3
>weeks in
>her umbilical area. Please help with Farra's histopath report. What course
>of action
>should be taken. My vet says that firbosarcomas are not curable in humans
>animals. How long will she live and what can I expect?
>Thanks so much,
>Lynn Barker
>Microscopic description
>A single specimen of haired skin and subcutis is evaluated. Within the
>there is a circumscribed, partially pseudoencapsulated, highly cellular
>that extends to the deep margins in the evaluated section. The mass
>consists of
>pleomorphic, neoplastic spindle -shaped to polygonal cells which form
>lobules, and interlacing bundles/fascicles, supported by scant collagenous
>Neoplastic cells have variable eosinophilic, fibrillar to vascuolated
>indefinate borders, and irregular oval nuclei with vesicular chromatin and
>prominent irregular nucleoli. Mitotic figures are common, avaeraging up to
>3 miotic
>figures/high-powered field in some fields, there are focal areas of
>stromal edema, and in one region, neoplastic cells appear to infiltrate and
>clusters of polygonal highly vacoular epithelial cells/adipocytes
>Subcutaneous mass: spindle cell sarcoma, malignant, features suggestive of
>malignant fibrosarcoma or malignant leiomyosarcoma excision appears
>It could not be dtermined whether this represents an intermediate to high
>malignant leiomyosarcoma, possibly of mammary gland origin, or whether it
>represents a subcutaneous malignant fibrosarcoma. regardless, this appears
>to be
>an at least intermediate grade malignancy and excision appears incomplete
>in the
>evaluated section
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