Squamous cell carcinoma of the anal sacs in three dogs

S Mellett, S Verganti, S Murphy, Kelly Blacklock

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Abstract / Description of output

Anal sac squamous cell carcinoma is rare in dogs. Five cases have been previously reported, treatment of which involved surgery alone. This report describes three further cases of canine anal sac squamous cell carcinoma which underwent medical (meloxicam) management alone, resulting in survival of up to seven months. No metastases were identified. Squamous cell carcinoma, although extremely uncommon, should be considered as a possible differential diagnosis when a dog is presented for investigation of an anal sac mass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-5
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Small Animal Practice
Issue number3
Early online date11 Sept 2014
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Anal Gland Neoplasms/diagnosis
  • Anal Sacs
  • Animals
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal/therapeutic use
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/diagnosis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Dog Diseases/diagnosis
  • Dogs
  • Female
  • Male
  • Meloxicam
  • Thiazines/therapeutic use
  • Thiazoles/therapeutic use


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