Cancer of the endocrine or exocrine pancreas in dogs and cats
This disease is not common in cats. Primarily it affects the duodenum, liver, further extends to the lungs.
Usually this kind of malignant tumor cells appearing in the epithelial tissue (the surface of the skin, internal organs) or acinar cells duct cells. In the early stages of the fast-growing tumors do not show clinical signs, but later examination confirms the malignant nature of the unknown education. Frequently in tumors of this kind do not decrease the endocrine functions of the body.
The clinical diagnosis of cancer of the endocrine or exocrine pancreas in dogs and cats
Perhaps the only thing that is similar to the symptoms of sick cats, so is the rate of disease development and a very high percentage of deaths. This is due to the fact that most of the swelling time to strongly increase in size before there are obvious signs of the disease, and this, in turn, imposes great difficulties in further treatment. Usually by the time of diagnosis of the disease, time to cover the foreign tissue metostazami liver, lungs and other surrounding tissue, which causes the high level of deaths.
True symptoms are: nausea and sudden weight loss. There is pain in the abdomen and in the upper region of the stomach (closer to the head) can be felt rather large irregularly shaped seal. Feces are usually fat, high volume.
Have blackouts when abdominal radiography, as well as the clinical manifestations described above are the bases of the diagnosis. Further disease ascites (accumulation of unnecessary fluid in the abdomen) analysis of cells may also be a confirmation of a diagnosis, because peeling occurs when ascites tumor cells. Diagnostics also allows to determine the size, extent of tumor development.
Treatment of cancer of the endocrine and exocrine pancreas in dogs and cats
Prediction of disease outcome in this case is extremely difficult. Most often the tumor manages to hit too many internal organs, tissues. But even if the malignancy has been removed at an early stage is still the likelihood that its growth after surgical intervention only increase. As in the case of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in cases of cancer of the endocrine or exocrine pancreas used chemotherapy in combination with dietary treatment and enzyme therapy.