In the Literature
Boerkamp KM, Hellmén E, Willén H, Grinwis GCM, Teske E, Rutteman GR. Unclassified sarcomas: a study to improve classification in a cohort of golden retriever dogs. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2016;28(6):623-631.
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Unclassified sarcomas encompass a wide array of subtypes, including fibrosarcoma, myxosarcoma, malignant fibrous histiocytoma, liposarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, hemangiosarcoma, peripheral nerve sheath tumors, synovial cell sarcoma, malignant histiocytosis, hemangiopericytoma, and several others. Management includes staging the patient (eg, tumor location, any other tumor/disease), grading the tumor (ie, low, intermediate, high), and evaluating surgical margin. The latter 2 are determined via histopathologic assessment. With these results, a clinician may assess prognosis and provide therapeutic intervention (eg, surgery, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, electrochemotherapy). In addition, confirming the specific subclassification may allow clinical trial options for owners willing and able to commit to them.
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