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Canine Visceral Haemangiosarcoma: What can we do?

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Vol 5 - Issue 2
Written by Chiara Leo DVM MSc FHEA Dipl ACVIM Oncology
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Canine Visceral Haemangiosarcoma: What can we do?

Haemangiosarcoma (HSA) is a malignant mesenchymal neoplasm arising from the bone-marrow-derived endothelial precursor cells (Lamerato-Kozicki et al. 2006), which behaves aggressively and has a high metastatic rate. Visceral locations such as the spleen, heart and liver are common and patients often present with internal haemorrhage due to tumour rupture. While surgical treatment alone leads to rapid death due to metastasis, the combination of surgery and chemotherapy, although not curative, can prolong survival time with good quality of life.

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Chiara Leo DVM MSc FHEA Dipl ACVIM Oncology