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Adenocarcinoma: mammary

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Synonym(s): Mammary adenocarcinoma


Introduction

  • Mammary tumors are very rare in horses.
  • Adenocarcinoma is the most common primary mammary tumor in horses.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • There is no predilection of either side of the mammary gland.

Pathophysiology

  • The exact cause of the neoplasm is unknown.
  • The clinical signs are largely attributable to the location of metastases. 
  • There is presumptive evidence of both hematogenous and lymphatic metastasis of the original mammary neoplasm.

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.
  • Spandari A, Valentini S, Sarli G, Spinella G & Millanta F (2008) Mammary adenoma in a mare: clinical, histopathological and immunohistochemical findings. Equine Vet Educ 20 (1), 4-7. VetMedResource
  • Kato M, Higuchi T, Hata H, Ishikawa Y & Kadota K (1998) Lactalbumin-positive mammary carcinoma in a mare. Equine Vet J 30, 358-360 PubMed.
  • Reppas G P, McClintock S A, Canfield P J & Watson G F (1996) Papillary ductal adenocarcinoma in the mammary glands of two horses. Vet Rec 138, 518-519 PubMed.
  • Snyder J R (1992) Mammary adenocarcinoma in four mares. JAVMA 200, 1675-1677 PubMed.

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