Treatment options for sunlight-induced squamous cell carcinoma in a cat
A 7 year old spayed female white domestic shorthair cat presented with a one year history of focal facial excoriations. A presumptive diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma was made based on clinical presentation and had been confirmed on histopathology by the referring veterinarian. An enlarged right post auricular lymph node was noted on physical examination and diagnosed as lymphoid hyperplasia on cytology. The facial lesions were concluded to be sunlight-induced squamous cell carcinoma and various treatment options were discussed. Treatment included a right total pinnectomy, excisional lymph node biopsy, and Strontium plesiotherapy. The treatments were successful in addressing all macroscopic lesions; however, the cat is at risk of developing further lesions due to prior and continued sunlight exposure.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2006 O87
Cats -- Diseases -- Treatment -- Case studies