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What is this?

Postby tia_leigha » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:03 pm

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any idearrs?
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Re: What is this?

Postby Nichole » Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:07 pm

My first thought was histiocytoma - but let's wait to hear what the resident vet people think.
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Re: What is this?

Postby Cherry » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:56 pm

Looks almost like a lick granuloma but that is a weird spot.
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Re: What is this?

Postby Misskiwi67 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:13 pm

A skin mass - requires cytology and/or histopathology for diagnosis.
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Re: What is this?

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:16 am

Misskiwi67 wrote:A skin mass - requires cytology and/or histopathology for diagnosis.

:goodpost:

I agree. Is he licking/chewing at it? It looks angry.
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Re: What is this?

Postby tia_leigha » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:11 am

Wiggy had an appt this morning.
It is a histiocytoma, and the Dr wants to remove it.

I don't want to sedate her at her age. She is a senior. We recently had a blood panel done this year and everything is fine.

Is it necessary to have these removed? Can they be treated and heal on their own?
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Re: What is this?

Postby Misskiwi67 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:32 pm

tia_leigha wrote:Wiggy had an appt this morning.
It is a histiocytoma, and the Dr wants to remove it.

I don't want to sedate her at her age. She is a senior. We recently had a blood panel done this year and everything is fine.

Is it necessary to have these removed? Can they be treated and heal on their own?


Histiocytomas are rare in dogs over the age of 4. If she is a senior, I would have it removed, and sent in for histopathology to confirm the diagnosis.
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Re: What is this?

Postby tia_leigha » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:39 pm

It was removed today, along with 2 of her front incisors that were loose. She is up, and doing well. Luckily my sister works at this clinic and has been able to monitor her.
I was worried about putting her under bc she seems to have labored breathing when resting. We've mentioned it before and he said she was fine.

She's my heart dog. My first pit bull experience. She is 1/2 pit 1/2 boxer, and just has such a sweet personality. She really is sooo loving and graceful. It's ridiculous how gentle she is for her size.
I'll keep you updated on what the results are and her progress! :)
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