Nephroblastoma in a two-year old Doberman Pinscher
Nephroblastoma, though uncommon, is an important neoplasm because when present, it is usually found in young patients. Neoplasia is commonly a differential diagnosis in geriatric patients and infrequently considered in patients younger than four years of age. There are few neoplasms that affect young patients, nephroblastoma being one; other examples include lymphoma, which has a bimodal age distribution, and histiocytic sarcoma. Nephroblastoma is classified as a primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET), which arises from embryologic tissue. It is because of the tumor’s origin in embryologic tissue that this neoplastic process affects young animals. Consequently, when presented with a young patient affected by an unknown neoplastic process in the kidney or spinal cord, it is important to place nephroblastroma on the differential diagnosis list.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2013
Dogs -- Diseases -- Case studies