Lymph node (LN) metastasis in canine cutaneous mast cell tumours (cMCTs) is a well-known negative prognostic factor. The role of lymphadenectomy in the treatment of stage II disease remains controversial because of its uncertain therapeutic benefit. Aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the impact of lymphadenectomy on tumour control and survival for dogs with stage II cMCTs. Dogs with firstly occurring, histologically confirmed cMCT with LN metastasis undergoing resection of the primary tumour and medical treatment thereafter were retrospectively enrolled. Dogs were classified into two groups: LN sampling (LNS; diagnosis of metastasis obtained by cytology) and regional LN dissection (LND; diagnosis obtained by histo- pathology). To determine the therapeutic value of lymphadenectomy, the characteristics of recurrence (local, nodal and distant) and survival were compared between groups. Evaluated outcome variables included signalment, anatomic location, diameter, ulceration, substage, sur- gical margins, Patnaik grading, Kiupel grading and medical treatment. Overall, 152 dogs were included: 81 underwent LND as part of primary surgery and 71 LNS. The median follow-up time was 409 days for LND group and 620 days for LNS group. On univariable analysis, the risk of developing local, nodal or distant relapse was significantly higher in the LNS group com- pared with LND (P < 0.001). On multivariable analysis, the risk of tumour progression and tumour-related death were 5.47 and 3.61 times higher in the LNS group, respectively (P < 0.001). Regional lymphadenectomy may have therapeutic value and improve prognosis in dogs with stage II cMCTs undergoing surgical removal of the primary tumour and medical treatment.
Therapeutic impact of regional lymphadenectomy in canine stage II cutaneous mast cell tumours / M. Laura, G. Polton, D. Stefanello, E. Morello, R. Ferrari, J. Henriques, G. Tortorella, S. Benali, R. Bergottini, M. Vasconi, M. Annoni, S. Sabattini. - In: VETERINARY AND COMPARATIVE ONCOLOGY. - ISSN 1476-5810. - 16:4(2018 Dec), pp. 580-589.
|Titolo:||Therapeutic impact of regional lymphadenectomy in canine stage II cutaneous mast cell tumours|
|Parole Chiave:||dog, lymphadenectomy, lymph node metastasis, mast cell tumour, prognosis, stage II|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/09 - Clinica Chirurgica Veterinaria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||dic-2018|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||lug-2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/vco.12425|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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