Canine transmissible venereal tumour: A morphological and immunohistochemical study of 11 tumours in growth phase and during regression after chemotherapy

C. M. Gonzalez, S. M. Griffey, D. K. Naydan, E. Flores, R. Cepeda, G. Cattaneo, B. R. Madewell

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Eleven dogs with canine transmissible venereal tumour (CTVT) were given vincristine sulphate chemotherapy to induce tumour regression. Biopsy specimens were collected from tumours during the growth phase, before chemotherapy, and again from the same dogs during the regression induced by chemotherapy. Laboratory assessment included cytology, histology, the number of tumour cells in relation to the number of intratumoral leucocytes, proliferative and apoptotic fractions of tumour cells, intratumoral vessel density, and fibrosis. The results revealed that during regression, tumour cell proliferation ceased, apoptosis increased, leucocytes increased (with increased proportion of T lymphocytes), tumour parenchyma collapsed around intratumoral vessels, and fibrosis increased. These results, which were similar to findings in dogs with spontaneous regression of CTVT, suggest that tumour immunity plays a role in tumour regression after modest chemotherapy. (C) 2000 Harcourt Publishers Ltd.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)241-248
Número de páginas8
PublicaciónJournal of Comparative Pathology
Volumen122
N.º4
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 ene 2000

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  • Patología y medicina forense
  • Veterinaria (todo)

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