Gastrointestinal lymphoma accounts for approximately 7 per cent of all canine lymphomas. It is typically associated with a poor prognosis when localised to the gastrointestinal tract. This case report describes a four-year 10-month-old, male intact German shepherd dog that experienced complications relating to the presence of colonic lymphoma lesion with colo-colonic intussusception and chronic gastrointestinal obstruction, leading to severe distention and enlargement of the proximal small intestine. Surgery was performed and this dog recovered well from surgery. The colonic mass was completely excised along with a grossly abnormal appearing colonic lymph node. Postoperatively, a multidrug chemotherapy protocol was administered with success. This case demonstrates a good outcome with surgery to remove a colonic lymphoma lesion that was causing obstruction followed by adjuvant multidrug chemotherapy.
- soft tissue surgery
Statistics from Altmetric.com
Contributors All authors contributed to the writing and critical review of this manuscript draft.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
Data statement No additional data are available.
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.