Decision Making in Small Animal Oncology

  • ID: 2223715
  • Book
  • 402 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Decision Making in Small Animal Oncology is a practical manual for the increasing number of veterinarians called upon to treat patients with cancer. This case–based quick reference leads practitioners through diagnosis, treatment, and management decisions, offering reliable guidance for more effective management of cancer care. Providing easy–to–follow algorithms to assist the reader through the critical thinking process,Decision Making in Small Animal Oncology answers the questions most commonly asked in daily practice.

Chapters are organized by body system and take a case–based approach, with algorithms to aid in making the appropriate clinical decision. Primarily focusing on canine and feline cancer patients, additional information on tumors in exotic companion animals is also included. Decision Making in Small Animal Oncology is a highly readable resource for the cancer knowledge practitioners and students need in general practice.

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Chapter 1 Introduction

Cancer Biology and Terminology

A Definition of Tumour:

A Definition of Cancer

Nomenclature

Cancer Biology

The Causes of Cancer

Suggested Further Reading
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Chapter 2 Paraneoplastic Syndromes

Introduction

Specific Syndromes:

Hypercalcaemia

Hypoglycemia

Hypertrophic Osteopathy (HO)

Dermatological Paraneoplastic Syndromes

Haematologic Paraneoplastic Syndromes

Mast cell degranulatio

Cancer Cachexia

Pyrexia Associated with Neoplasia
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Chapter 3 Clinical Approach to the Cancer Patient

Introduction

Determining the Type of Tumour Ø Tumour Staging

Staging For Solitary Tumours.

Imaging Technolgies and Their Indications in Oncology

Staging for Disseminated or Multicentric Disease:

Assessment of General Clinical Health
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Chapter 4 Biopsy, Tissue Handling and Interpretation

Introduction

Is Pre–treatment Biopsy Necessary?

Post–Surgical Biopsy is essential for:

Pre–Biopsy Considerations

Cytology

Procedures in Cytology

Practical Cytological Interpretation

Needle Biopsy

Skin Punch Biopsy

Incisional Biopsy

Excisional biopsy

Choosing Biopsy Procedures

Bone Marrow Biopsy

Tissue Preparation and Handling after Biopsy

Interpretation of Histopathology Reports

The Pathology Submission Check List

Immunohistochemistry
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Chapter 5 Cancer Treatment Modalities

Choosing the appropriate Modality

Surgery

Radiotherapy

Chemotherapy

Novel Therapies

Palliative Care
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Chapter 6 Tumours of the Skin and Subcutis

Introduction

Classification

Common Clinical Findings

Diagnosis

Staging for Canine and Feline Epidermal and Dermal Tumours

General treatment options for skin tumours

Epithelial Tumours

Feline Squamous Carcinoma

Canine Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Mesenchymal Tumours

Decision Tree For Soft–Tissue Tumours

Injection Site Sarcomas in Cats

Round Cell Tumours

Melanocytic Tumours

Ear Canal Tumours of Dogs and Cats
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Chapter 7 Mast Cell Tumours.
Part 1: Cutaneous mast cell tumours in the dog

Introduction

Pathology and behaviour

Clinical presentation

Diagnostic investigations

Staging

Prognostic factors

Predictors of behaviour at presentation

Treatment options
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Part 2: Feline Mast Cell Disease

Introduction

Cutaneous Feline MCTs

Visceral (splenic and intestinal) MCTs

Pathology and behaviour

Clinical presentation

Diagnostic investigations

Staging

Treatment options

Prognostic factors

Splenic Mast Cell Tumors

Intestinal Mast Cell Tumors
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Chapter 8 Canine and Feline Histiocytic Disorders

Introduction

Histiocyte Biology

Canine Cutaneous Histiocytoma

Canine Cutaneous Histiocytoma Decision Tree

Systemic Histiocytosis

Haemophagocytic Histiocytic Sarcoma

Feline Histiocytic Sarcoma
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Chapter 9 Canine Lymphoma and Leukaemia

Lymphoma

Canine Leukaemias

Feline Leukaemia
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Chapter 11 Splenic Tumours

Differential diagnoses for splenic masses in the dog and cat

Differential diagnoses for Uniform splenomegaly in the dog and ca

Diagnostic Decision Tree in Splenic lesions

Tumours usually associated with metastatic disease in the spleen
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Chapter 12 Gastrointestinal Tumours

General Clinical Features Associated with Gastrointestinal Malignancies

A General Diagnostic Decision Tree in Gastrointestinal Tumours

Oral Tumours

Salivary Tumours in Dogs and Cats

Oesophageal Tumours in Dogs and Cats

Gastric Tumours in Dogs and Cats

Intestinal and Rectal Tumours

Perianal Tumours

Hepatobiliary Tumours

Exocrine Pancreatic Tumours
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Chapter 13 Tumours of the Respiratory System

Nasosinal tumours in dogs

Nasosinal tumours in cats

Laryngeal Tumours in Dogs

Laryngeal Tumours in Cats

Tracheal Tumours in Dogs and Cats

Lung Tumours in Dogs

Pulmonary Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis in the Dog

Lung Tumours in Cats
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Chapter 14 Endocrine Tumours

Tumours of the Endocrine System and their associated syndromes:

Pituitary and Adrenal (functional glucocorticoid secreting) Tumours

Somatotroph Tumours (Causing feline Acromegaly)

Adrenal Gland Tumours

The Incidental Adrenal Mass

Thyroid Tumours in Dogs

Feline Thyroid Tumours

Parathyroid Tumours

Islet b–Cell Tumours of the Pancreas

Miscellaneous Endocrine Tumours
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Chapter 15 Tumours of the urinary system

Lower Urinary Tract tumours

Upper Urinary Tract tumours
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Chapter 16 Tumours of the Reproductive Tract.
Part 1: The Female Reproductive Tract

Ovarian Tumours

Uterine Tumours

Vaginal and Vulval Tumours

Transmissible Venereal Tumour(TVT)
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Part 2: Tumours of the Male Reproductive Tract

Prostatic Carcinoma

Testicular Tumours

Tumours of the Penis and Prepuce:
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Chapter 17 Canine and Feline Mammary Tumours

Canine Mammary Gland Tumours (MGT)

Classification of Canine and Feline Mammary Tumours

Feline Mammary Tumours
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Chapter 18 Tumours of the Musculoskeletal System

Bone tumours

Soft tissue sarcomas in Dogs

Notes on FISS cases and their management

Histiocytic sarcoma (localised).

Histiocytic sarcoma (disseminated).

Prognosis soft tissue sarcomas in dogs and cats
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Chapter 19 Tumours of the Brain, Spinal Cord, Peripheral Nerves and Special Senses

Tumours of the Brain

Spinal cord tumours

Tumours of Peripheral nerves

Tumours of the Eye and Associated Structures
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Chapter 20 Miscellaneous Tumours

Part 1: Cranial Mediastinal Mass

Part 2: Malignant Effusions

Part 3: Cardiac Tumours
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"It is quite common that general practitioners want to find basic information quickly and, for this purpose, this is the book to have." (Veterinary Times, 25 July 2011)

This detailed account of cancer in small animals presents volumes of information.... includes an overview of cancer biology and covers diagnostic tests for cancer, treatment options, an dinformation on the majority of specific cancer types that are of concern in cats and dogs. The detail in almost every area is impressive and complete. The authors also nicely balance recommendations for what can and cannot be reasonably performed in a general practice setting. The very specific guidance presented in flow charts for making decisions about the cancers can be helpful, and is not found in other standard oncology texts. – Doody′s Reviews, February 2009

"Will help those who are not board–certified in veterinary oncology to find the information they need in a quick and easy manner. There are... well–written practical sections on subjects such as how to safely administer chemotherapy and the importance of nutritional support. In general, it is a book that allows for rapid access to some basic knowledge about cancer treatment in animals, with... an emphasis on diagnostics and setting up a plan. This is a useful, reasonably priced textbook for someone with little knowledge of veterinary oncology who desires a quick and easy guide to the many tumors of dogs and cats." – Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, June 2009

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