Jul 1, 2021
Happy Thursday from Milo ❤ His Pathologist's report came back and he is scheduled for surgery on 7/13/2021. Barring any complications, we will begin with neuter and removal of his eye mass and scope the depth and detail of his perianal mass. This will be a very long and delicate surgery and depending on how he holds up, it may have to be done in 2 steps 🙏🙏🙏
Hemodilution is moderate to heavy and readable cellularity is moderate. Nucleated cells are comprised of few small aggregates of neoplastic epithelial cells that are fairly uniform in appearance (hepatoid appearance). These cells are moderately sized and ovoid to rarely polygonal, with mainly indistinct cell borders and small to moderate amounts of moderately dark, granular basophilic cytoplasm that surrounds a single round pericentric to eccentric nucleus with a single prominent nucleolus. Anisocytosis and anisokaryosis are moderate, and N:C ratios are low to moderate to high. No infectious agents or significant inflammation are noted.
Consistent for perianal gland tumor (modified sebaceous gland tumor)
The sample contains few, small condensed aggregates of epithelial cells whose appearance, although not completely characteristic, does have a morphology (in the more well spread-out areas) that is supportive of a perianal gland tumor. This lesion has a fairly broad anatomic distribution, from the caudal stifle area up through the perineum, extending down toward the prepuce area/caudoventral abdomen and over the caudal dorsum/tail base and down the tail. Statistically, a high percentage of these tumors are benign, and tendency for malignancy cannot be determined cytologically. If the mass is sizable or otherwise appears aggressive, excision with histopathologic analysis is recommended (castration may cause partial or complete regression of this mass, but others may arise over time).