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Canine Gastric Pathology: A Review
- Amorim, I., Taulescu, M.A., Day, M.J., Catoi, C., Reis, C.A., Carneiro, F., Gärtner, F.
- Journal of comparative pathology 2016 v.154 no.1 pp. 9-37
- dogs, early diagnosis, genotype, histopathology, human diseases, humans, medicine, phenotype, stomach
- Gastric disorders are common in dogs and are a major reason for veterinary consultation. In human medicine, the classification of gastric diseases based on histological features, genotypes and molecular phenotypes helps to better understand the characteristics of each subtype, and to improve early diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Canine gastric lesions often show strong histological similarities to their human counterparts. However, such conditions in the canine stomach are poorly studied and their cellular and molecular features are largely unknown. This article reviews the histopathological classification of inflammatory and neoplastic lesions of the canine stomach and provides an update on the application of molecular techniques within the field of canine gastric pathology. The canine disorders are compared with current knowledge of the equivalent human diseases.