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Red skin lump Problem

Posted Sep 07 2008 2:16am 1 Comment

Question from visitor:

MY pomeranian female dog, age 10 years.
she got something on his leg see the picture attached.

please tell me what it is? and now hwat to do…

i am really very tensed , please reply soon

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Answer :

Hi,

The picture is one of a “button-shaped”, red skin lump. It is impossible to tell you what it is precisely. However, I can tell you that it would be worth while knowing.

I recommend you visiti your local vet and request a fine needle aspiration and microscopic examination to determine whether it is a benign or malignant growth. From the aspîration, your vet might even be able to give you a precise diagnostic if the lump is:
- mast cell tumour
- histiocytoma
- spindle cell sarcoma
….

If it proves malignant, then surgical excision with wide margins, under general anaesthetic is the only advisable treatment.

Best wishes, Julien

www.vetstoria.co.uk

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My dog has them too! 4 of them. My question is, do the tumors just pop up one day or over time? Because they just came out of no where. Otherwise what do you think it could possibly be?
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