similar between the group with comprehensive 4-site staging (n = 115) and the total study group ( Table 7 ) .
Diagnostic yield of all screening tests.
Head CT (n = 348)
Cervical staging (n = 358)
Thorax (n = 371
Oral malignant melanoma and OSCC are the most common oral tumors of dogs, and both have a high rate of metastasis to the regional lymph nodes. 1,2 Evaluation of regional lymph nodes is critical for staging of oral cancers in dogs because results
Italian Society of Veterinary Oncology were asked to search their records to identify dogs examined between 2009 and 2014 with previously untreated, histologically confirmed cutaneous MCTs that had undergone complete clinical staging. Dogs with multiple
regarding breed, sex, age, FeLV and FIV status, and reason for evaluation were collected. Results of staging tests including CBC, serum biochemical profile, thoracic and abdominal radiography, ultrasonography, bone marrow aspiration, lymph node or organ
determine the signalment, TPLO plate type, clinical staging information, treatment, and oncological outcome in a cohort of dogs that developed osteosarcoma at the proximal aspect of the tibia following TPLO and to calculate the interval between TPLO and
Examination of buffy coat smears for circulating mast cells is a staging test used in dogs and cats with MCT-related disease. 1-8 A positive finding of such an examination is thought to correlate with systemic mastocytosis and carry a guarded
stages of melanoma according to World Health Organization staging guidelines.
Materials and Methods
Case selection —Electronic and hard copy medical charts of the animal medical center at Gifu University were searched to identify dogs with a
the thorax is commonly used to evaluate the TBLNs for more accurate preoperative staging and surgical planning. 6–9 However, the accuracy of CT for evaluating TBLNs in humans is variable. Sensitivities ranging from 25% to 95% and specificities ranging
whereas metastases to lymph nodes are relatively uncommon, with reported rates of 0% (0/35) to 15% (6/39). 7 , 12 , 20
The use of pulmonary diagnostic imaging for tumor staging prior to surgical treatment is considered a standard procedure in patients