A Retrospective Study of the Thoracic and Abdominal Radiographic Abnormalities in Canine Multicentric Lymphoma

Blackwood, Laura (1993) A Retrospective Study of the Thoracic and Abdominal Radiographic Abnormalities in Canine Multicentric Lymphoma. Master of Veterinary Medicine thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This dissertation presents the results of a retrospective study of the radiological findings in 84 cases of canine multicentric lymphoma, referred to the Department of Surgery, Glasgow University Veterinary School. The features analysed in the study include: the abnormalities detected on thoracic and abdominal radiographs, and the frequency of occurrence of individual changes and combinations of changes; the role of radiographic examination in the diagnosis of lymphoma; the difficulties encountered in interpretation of the radiographs; the relationship between the thoracic radiological findings and the occurrence of hypercalcaemia; the prognostic relevance of radiological abnormalities and, in comparison, clinical staging, for the individual patient There is little published work dealing specifically with the radiographic features of multicentric lymphoma in the dog. The results of this study are discussed in the light of the radiological studies undertaken by Ackerman and Madewell (1980) and Kene (1984). The major conclusions are: the majority of cases of lymphoma have multiple radiological abnormalities; multicentric lymphoma is not a radiological diagnosis i.e. it cannot be diagnosed on the basis of radiographic findings alone; many of the features seen in lymphoma are non-specific, and have numerous possible causes; cranial mediastinal disease is neither a prerequisite for, nor a disproportionately common finding in, hypercalcaemia; the absence of radiological abnormalities may be a positive prognostic indicator, but in general radiology has no place as a prognostic indicator for the individual patient.

Item Type: Thesis (Master of Veterinary Medicine)
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: Neil Gorman
Keywords: Veterinary science, Animal sciences
Date of Award: 1993
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1993-75507
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 19:37
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 19:37
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/75507

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