Expectancy and better quality of life after surgical treatment of nefroblastoma in dog - Case report

  • Manoel Luiz Ferreira
  • Helca Naiara de Souza O’Dwyer
  • Andrei Ferreira Nicolau da Costa
  • Sylvia Cristina Silva de Azevedo
  • Paulo Cesar Silva
  • Alberto Schanaider
Keywords: Wilms Tumor, nephrectomy, quality of life

Abstract

ABSTRACT. Ferreira M.L., O’Dwyer H.N.S., Costa A.F.N., Azevedo S.C.S., Silva P.C. & Schanaider A. [Expectancy and better quality of life after surgical treatment of nefroblastoma in dog - Case report.] Expectativa e melhor qualidade de vida após o tratamento cirúrgico de nefroblastoma em um cão - Relato de caso. Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 36(4):412-416, 2014. Curso de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, Campus Soane Nazaré de Andrade (Salobrinho), Rodovia Jorge Amado, Km 16, Ilhéus, BA 45662-900, Brasil. E-mail: louiz_25@yahoo.com.br Renal neoplasms are rare in dogs and cats. The nephroblastoma is a renal tumor, common in poultry and pork, however difficult to find in dogs and cats. When diagnosed, occur in puppies. We report the case of an adult dog in with symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, and mild dehydration. Investigations found that the animal was diagnosed with nephroblastoma, treated surgically by right nephrectomy, disease staging post. The postsurgical was accompanied by hematological and ultrasound. The animal was free of the disease for 22 months, with an improvement in life quality and expectancy.

Published
2014-12-12

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