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Hypercalcaemic multicentric lymphoma in a dog presenting as clitoromegaly

Anthony B. Zambelli, Sarah J. Clift, David Gerber, Johan P. Schoeman
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 84, No 1 | a1004 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v84i1.1004 | © 2013 Anthony B. Zambelli, Sarah J. Clift, David Gerber, Johan P. Schoeman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 February 2013 | Published: 03 December 2013

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Anthony B. Zambelli, Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Sarah J. Clift, Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa
David Gerber, Department of Production Animal Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Johan P. Schoeman, Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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Abstract

Clitoromegaly is a clinical manifestation of various local and systemic conditions in all species. The external genitalia are a very rare site of primary or metastatic lymphoma in canines, with only one previously-reported case in a dog and only sparse reports in the medical literature. Lymphoma is also very rare in dogs less than four years of age. This account reports on a T-cell multicentric lymphoma in a 16-month-old Basset hound presented primarily for clitoromegaly. The patient survived for 68 days with cyclophosphamide-vincristine-prednisolone therapy. The causes of clitoromegaly in all species, including humans, are tabulated with references.

Keywords

Clitoris, multicentric lymphoma, canine, clitoromegaly

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