Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Skin: squamous cell carcinoma

Synonym(s): Squamous cell carcinoma in situ, multifocal intra-epidermal squamous cell carcinoma, multicentric squamous cell carcinoma, Bowen's disease.

Contributor(s): David Scarff, Susan E Shaw

Introduction

  • Uncommon, invasive malignant tumor of epithelium.
  • Signs:
    • Ulcerated, locally destructive, slow-growing and usually inflamed.
    • May be actinic in non-pigmented skin.
  • Biological behavior of SCC in digits is malignant in a large number of cases (~30%).

Pathogenesis

Pathophysiology

Timecourse

  • Months - up to 2 years.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Rogers K S, Helman R G & Walker M A (1995) Squamous cell carcinoma of the canine nasal planum - eight cases (1988-1994). JAAHA 31 (5), 373-378 PubMed.
  • Scott D W & Teixeira E A C (1995) Multiple squamous cell carcinomas arising from multiple cutaneous follicular cysts in a dog. Vet Dermatol 6 (1), 27-31 VetMedResource.
  • O'Brien M G, Berg J & Engle S J (1992) Treatment by digital amputation of subungual squamous cell carcinoma‚Äč in dogs - 21 cases (1987-1988). JAVMA 201 (5), 759-761 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Scott D W, Miller W H & Griffin C E (1995)Small Animal Dermatology.5th edn. Philadelphia: W B Saunders. ISBN 0 7216 4850 9.
  • Yager J A & Wilcock B P (1994)Color Atlas and Text of Surgical Pathology of the Dog and Cat.London: Wolfe Publishing, Mosby Year Book Europe. ISBN 0 7234 1827 6.
  • Gross T L, Irkhe P J & Walder E J (1992)Veterinary Dermatopathology.St Louis: Mosby Year Book. ISBN 0 8016 5809 8.


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