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Exceptionally long-term survival of a dog with gastric lymphoma and concurrent dietary intolerance
  1. Guillaume Ruiz1,2,
  2. Edouard Reyes Gomez3 and
  3. Laurence Yaguiyan-Colliard4
  1. 1Internal Medicine Department, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, Maisons Alfort, France
  2. 2Langford Veterinary Services, University of Bristol, UK
  3. 3Pathology Department, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, Maisons Alfort, France
  4. 4UMES, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire dAlfort, Maisons-Alfort Cedex, France
  1. Correspondence to Dr Guillaume Ruiz, Langford Veterinary Services, University of Bristol, UK, dr.vet.guillaumeruiz{at}gmail.com

Abstract

A 10-year-old Jack Russell Terrier presented with a six-month history of chronic vomiting. Initial bloodwork and ultrasound demonstrated mild and non-specific changes. Vomiting dramatically improved upon feeding a home-made elimination diet, and clinical signs reappeared following a provocation trial. However, 12 weeks after the first visit, the dog became inappetent and lost weight despite this food change. A gastroscopy was performed, and histological examination of gastric mucosal samples revealed high-grade B-cell lymphoma, which was confirmed on immunohistochemistry. Systemic chemotherapy was initiated, and the dog survived 30 months on treatment. This is an exceptional long-term survival time of a dog presenting a gastric lymphoma and concurrent dietary intolerance.

  • Internal medicine
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Dogs
  • Received September 19, 2014.
  • Revision received May 7, 2015.
  • Accepted May 18, 2015.

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  • Received September 19, 2014.
  • Revision received May 7, 2015.
  • Accepted May 18, 2015.
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