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Salivary gland neoplasia in the dog and cat: survival times and prognostic factors.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Publication Date
Volume
37
Issue
5
Pages
478–482
Identifiers
PMID: 11563448
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Twenty-four dogs and 30 cats with histopathologically confirmed salivary gland neoplasia were retrospectively reviewed in a multi-institutional study. The predominant presenting complaint for animals with salivary gland neoplasia was that of a mass being noted by the owner; other common complaints included halitosis, dysphagia, and exophthalmia. Siamese cats were overrepresented, indicating a possible breed predisposition. The most common histopathological type was simple adenocarcinoma. Cats had more advanced disease at diagnosis than did dogs, and clinical staging was prognostic in dogs. The median survival times for dogs and cats were 550 days and 516 days, respectively.

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