This report describes a primary clitoral adenocarcinoma in a dog with secondary hypercalcemia of malignancy. A 10-year-old, spayed female basset hound was evaluated for a mass protruding from the vulva. The mass was excised, and a histological diagnosis of clitoral adenocarcinoma was made. No evidence of metastasis on thoracic radiographs or abdominal ultrasound was seen. Preoperative hypercalcemia resolved following excision of the mass. Cellular features were similar to an apocrine gland anal sac adenocarcinoma, and immunohistochemistry exhibited features noted with apocrine gland anal sac adenocarcinoma. No further treatment was elected by the owner. Internal iliac lymph-node metastasis was identified 4 weeks postoperatively, and hypercalcemia recurred 8 weeks postoperatively. The dog was euthanized 22 weeks postoperatively for signs related to hypercalcemia, including polyuria/polydipsia, lethargy, and weakness. A necropsy was performed and confirmed the presence of internal iliac lymph-node metastasis. The colon, rectum, and anal sacs were grossly and histologically normal. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of clitoral neoplasia in the dog.
Primary Clitoral Adenocarcinoma With Secondary Hypercalcemia of Malignancy in a Dog
Steven A. Neihaus, Jennifer E. Winter, Robert L. Goring, F. A. Kennedy, Matti Kiupel; Primary Clitoral Adenocarcinoma With Secondary Hypercalcemia of Malignancy in a Dog. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 1 May 2010; 46 (3): 193–196. doi: https://doi.org/10.5326/0460193
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