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Nerve Sheath Tumor.

Postby HersheyBear » Thu May 01, 2014 5:27 pm

What was a routine visit for anal glands turned out to be a lot more than that. The vet noticed a lump near Hershey's genitalia as an incidental finding as she was palpating him, and we opted to do a cytology.
The DVM just called with the results: a malignant nerve sheath tumor. Hershey's going in on Tuesday for further bloodwork and x-rays.

This really did come out of the blue. He's been to the vet a bunch of times this year for hypothyroid workups and none of the DVM's caught it. Worried for my boy.

Rough location of mass. It's in his groin area, in the same region as his genitalia.
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Re: Nerve Sheath Tumor.

Postby jamielvsaustin » Thu May 01, 2014 11:05 pm

Oh no! How scary :( I'll be thinking of you guys, be sure to let us know how it goes.


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Postby sunnygirl01 » Fri May 02, 2014 1:55 am

Oh no! Sending healing thoughts and prayers!
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Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Fri May 02, 2014 6:04 pm

Oh no. :( At one time, we thought Buddy had a nerve sheath tumor. Please keep us posted. Hugs to you both! :hug:
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Re: Nerve Sheath Tumor.

Postby HersheyBear » Fri May 02, 2014 6:20 pm

Have a copy of the cytology report for those who can interpret or are curious:

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3 inch firm mass near the right caudal mammary gland, 2 smears.

Microscopic description:
A highly cellular sample is present on a pale basophilic background with low numbers of red cells and consists of aggregates and individually scattered spindle cells. the spindle cells display moderate anisocytosis, anisokaryosis,round to slightly ovoid basophilic nuclei, stippled chromatin, one to three prominent blue round nucleoli, and moderate amounts of wispy basophilic cytoplasm. occasional hyalinized collagen fibrils or amorphous pink stippled matrix type material seen associated with these cells. scattered bionucleated cells and crown cells are noted. few well granulated mast cells and rare macrophages are also noted. no infectious agents observed.

Microscopic findings:
Spindle cell tumor

Comment:
Morphology of the cells is most compatible with a hemangiopericytoma/nerve sheath tumor. These are typically locally invasive tumors with a low metastatic rate. Other soft tissue sarcomas cannot be excluded. tissue biopsy with histiopathology is recommended for definitive classification and possibly grading.
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Re: Nerve Sheath Tumor.

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Sat May 03, 2014 8:03 pm

If bloodwork and xrays check out, are they hoping to do a lumpectomy?
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Postby HersheyBear » Sun May 04, 2014 7:38 pm

AllisonPitbullLvr wrote:If bloodwork and xrays check out, are they hoping to do a lumpectomy?


yes. the doctor seems confident that she'll be able to remove the entire thing.
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Postby jamielvsaustin » Mon May 05, 2014 12:03 pm

HersheyBear wrote:
AllisonPitbullLvr wrote:If bloodwork and xrays check out, are they hoping to do a lumpectomy?


yes. the doctor seems confident that she'll be able to remove the entire thing.


That's good news! How's he doing?
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Postby HersheyBear » Wed May 07, 2014 4:09 pm

jamielvsaustin wrote:
HersheyBear wrote:
AllisonPitbullLvr wrote:If bloodwork and xrays check out, are they hoping to do a lumpectomy?


yes. the doctor seems confident that she'll be able to remove the entire thing.


That's good news! How's he doing?


Funny thing is, he's never been better. His diagnosis of hypothyroid, and the soloxine he's been taking, has him acting like a pup again, and his skin is great! thankfully dogs don't understand the concept of surgery dates and things, so he has nothing to worry about. (unlike me, lol)
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Re: Nerve Sheath Tumor.

Postby Jazzy » Tue May 13, 2014 5:23 am

Hope all goes well!!

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Re: Nerve Sheath Tumor.

Postby HersheyBear » Wed May 14, 2014 6:21 pm

Thanks Jazzy! His surgery's a week from today.
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