Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Gentle Vet Animal Hospital, Dr. Ehud Sela: Perianal Mass in an older spayed female dog

A 13 yrs old spayed female Basset Hound was presented for a rapid growing perianal mass.

The patient other than the mass is in great shape and all blood work was normal. FNB of the mass was most consistent with a benign Adenoma.

These tumors are usually male hormone dependent and occur often in male dogs that are not fixed.

They are unusual in the female spayed dog population.

The patient will have the mass removed within 72 hours as it disturbs her and the owner, and it will be sent for a complete biopsy of the entire mass.

The patient's male hormone levels are elevated so further blood tests will be done to further evaluate the disease process.

We expect the patient's quality of life to improve greatly post surgery an event that will make both her and her owner very happy.

PS: The patient is now eight months post surgery and doing well with no recurrence. The patient is on a regiment of female dog hormone orally to reduce the incidence of recurrence. Both dog and owner are delighted with the outcome.

Please don't hesitate contacting us if you have any medical questions regarding your pets' health.

Dr. Ehud Sela

Gentle Vet Animal hospital, Margate, FL 33063.

Phone: 954-972-5900

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