Canine mast cell tumours: a review of the pathogenesis, clinical features, pathology and treatment.

@article{Welle2008CanineMC,
  title={Canine mast cell tumours: a review of the pathogenesis, clinical features, pathology and treatment.},
  author={Monika M Welle and Carla Rohrer Bley and Judith Howard and Silvia R{\"u}fenacht},
  journal={Veterinary dermatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={321-39}
}
Mast cells (MCs) are well known for their neoplastic transformation in solitary and multiple cutaneous mast cell tumours (MCTs), as well as visceral and systemic mastocytosis. Dogs have a unique risk of developing cutaneous MCTs, and they account for 7% to 21% of all canine skin tumours. The aetiology of canine MCTs is unknown but is probably multifactorial. This article reviews up-to-date knowledge on the pathogenesis, the clinical presentation, the clinical prognostic factors, the diagnostic… CONTINUE READING