Misskiwi67 wrote:Mast cell tumors are very easy to diagnose by aspirate which makes me think this is less likely to be mct, however, very few tumors get irritated after an aspirate other than a mast cell tumor. If this was my case I would do 3cm margins if it were easy and a minimum of 2cm margins if it were not. With mast cell especially the first surgery is often your only chance for a cure and it's much better to take huge margins on a benign cyst than small margins on a mast cell.
I would just make sure to discuss with your vet the day of surgery that you would prefer she treated it like mast cell and you understand this may incur additional costs.
RescueAPBT wrote:Well, the vet just called. It was a Mast Cell Tumor. Grade 2. CLEAN MARGINS!!!! Thank GOD!!! I still got really upset and burst out in tears as soon as I hung up the phone. Vet said to just keep an eye out for any new growths, especially because of the area that her MCT was in (apparently they tend to be more aggressive when near the genital area). He also told me to keep an eye on her lymphnodes back behind her knees. I am relieved to finally know what it was, and to know that they got clean margins. I am still very upset and worried it will come back.
tiva wrote:Sorry--I just looked at your picture and realized that your pup's MCT is technically on her hip, so forget what I wrote about amputation.
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