TitlePostsurgical Outcome in Cats with Exocrine Pancreatic Carcinoma: Nine Cases (2007-2016).
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsNicoletti, R, Chun, R, Curran, KM, de de Lorimier, L-P, Morges, MA, Rau, S, Zwahlen, CH, Thamm, DH
JournalJ Am Anim Hosp Assoc
Date Published2018 Sep/Oct
KeywordsAnimals, Carcinoma, Cat Diseases, Cats, Female, Male, Pancreatic Neoplasms, Postoperative Complications, Retrospective Studies

Feline exocrine pancreatic carcinoma has been reported to be an aggressive tumor with a high metastatic rate and poor prognosis. Studies reporting long-term outcome of cats after surgical removal of solitary pancreatic carcinomas are rare, due to the uncommon diagnosis and paucity of cats who undergo treatment. In this study, nine cases of feline exocrine pancreatic carcinoma from seven academic and private practice veterinary hospitals were reviewed to examine the outcome in cats undergoing surgical removal of the mass. The median postsurgical survival time for the nine cats was 316.5 days (range, 25-964 days), with three cats alive at a median follow-up time of 309 days. This study demonstrates that surgical removal of pancreatic exocrine tumors in cats with localized disease can result in survival times of over 300 days.

Alternate JournalJ Am Anim Hosp Assoc
PubMed ID30040443