Occurrence and Clinicopathologic Features of Splenic Neoplasia Based on Body Weight: 325 Dogs (2003–2013) (Retrospective Study)
From the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (J.M.S., A.M.H., E.K., M.L.H.); Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (E.M.T., H.A.T.M) and Department of Comparative Pathobiology (H.Y.W.), College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
AbstractMedical records of 396 dogs undergoing splenectomy for treatment of a splenic mass or nodular disease were reviewed retrospectively. Overall distribution of histopathologic diagnosis and clinicopathologic features were evaluated for 325 dogs that met inclusion criteria. Dogs were dichotomized into two groups based on weight, with the statistically derived cutoff identified as 27.8 kg. Malignancy was diagnosed in 58% of dogs, with no difference between small (55%) and large (61%) dogs...Read More