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Exocrine pancreatic carcinoma with hypoglycemia in a dog / Carcinoma de pâncreas exócrino com hipoglicemia em um cão

Roberto, Gabriela Basilio; Magro, Ane Louise; Seki, Meire Christina; Tranquilim, Marcos Vinicius; Ziliotto, Liane.
Acta Sci. vet.; 44(supl): 01-05, 2016. ilus, graf
Artigo em Português | VETINDEX | ID: vti-13761


Background: Primary pancreas neoplasms are rare, representing less than 0.5% of all veterinary tumors. They are highly aggressive, and most of the patients have unspecific clinical signs until diagnosis. Although the treatment of choice is surgical resection, only 15 to 20% of the patients may undergo surgery and be cured. Survival is variable after diagnosis, ranging from 4 to 10 months. Prognosis is poor due to the aggressiveness and advanced stage of the disease at the moment of diagnosis, and the weak response to all existing treatments. The objective of this study was to report a case of exocrine pancreatic carcinoma in a dog with hypoglycemia. Case: The present study describes a clinical case of exocrine pancreatic carcinoma in the Clínica Escola de Veterinária (CEVET) at UNICENTRO-PR. The patient was taken to the CEVET and the main complaint of the owner was a volume increase in the ventral thoracic region. During the physical examination, it was observed that this increased volume was a mammary tumor in the third gland of the right side of the body. The animal showed no other symptoms and the diagnosis of exocrine pancreatic cancer was only possible because glucose levels in routine examination were below the normal reference value for the species (47 mg/dL). After the glycemic curve was determined, it was observed that glucose levels were below reference values, even [...](AU)
Biblioteca responsável: BR68.1
Localização: BR68.1