Histological grading and prognosis in dogs with mammary carcinomas: application of a human grading method.

@article{Karayannopoulou2005HistologicalGA,
  title={Histological grading and prognosis in dogs with mammary carcinomas: application of a human grading method.},
  author={Maria Karayannopoulou and Eleni Kaldrymidou and Theodoros C. Constantinidis and Angelos Dessiris},
  journal={Journal of comparative pathology},
  year={2005},
  volume={133 4},
  pages={246-52}
}
The human "Elston and Ellis grading method" was used in dogs with mammary carcinoma to examine its relation to prognosis in this species, based on a 2-year follow-up period. Of the 85 cases examined, 27(31.8%) had well-differentiated (grade I), 28 (32.9%) had moderately differentiated (grade II) and 30 (35.3%) had poorly differentiated (grade III) carcinomas. Two years after mastectomy, significant differences in survival between cases with different tumour grade were found; thus, survival was… CONTINUE READING