Frequency of neoplasms in canine mammary gland: Retrospective study in the period 1992-2006 in Lima, Peru

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Abstract

The aim of the study was to determine the frequency of neoplasms in the mammary gland of dogs. In this retrospective study (period of 1994-2006), records from the Patology Laboratory of the Veterinary Medicine Faculty, San Marcos University were used. There were a total of 4496 canine protocols of which 1128 were corresponded to neoplasms (25 ± 1.2%). Among them, 204 cases were in the mammary gland (18.1 ± 2.3%). Mammary neoplasms gland mainly occurred in females (94%) and in crossbred animals (38.3%). Dogs older than 10 years of age were most affected (46.4%). The inguinal pair was also the most affected (32.6%). Malignant neoplasms were more frequent (78%) than benign neoplasms. The adenocarcinoma was the most common neoplasm affecting the mammary gland (53.4%).
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)72-77
Number of pages6
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
StatePublished - 24 Apr 2013

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