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Astrocytomas in Young Dogs
- Kube, Stephanie A., Bruyette, David S., Hanson, Stephen M.
- Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 2003 v.39 no.3 pp. 288-293
- biopsy, brain, children, dogs, excision, neoplasms
- Primary brain tumors are not commonly reported in young dogs; however, they are the second most common cancer in children. Astrocytomas are the majority of these tumors. This report presents three cases of astrocytomas in young dogs, indicating a possible higher incidence than what is currently held. When suspected, it is recommended that biopsy or surgical excision be performed to further characterize and grade the tumor and, if appropriate, guide treatment.