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Treatment of Feline Injection-Site Sarcomas with Iridium Implants

Treatment of Feline Injection-Site Sarcomas with Iridium Implants

A retrospective study looked at the effectiveness of using iridium implants in addition to surgery in cats with feline injection-site sarcomas (FISSs). Twenty-two cats with FISS were treated with surgery and brachytherapy delivered by postoperative iridium-192 implants. Radiation doses ranged from 4000-6000 cGy with most doses delivered over 7 days. The median number of surgeries prior to brachytherapy was one (range 1-4). The median time to progression for all cats was 619 days and disease-specific survival time for all cats was 1242 days. The 1 and 2 year tumor-free rates in these cats were 63.6% and 40.9%, respectively. The local failure rate was 54.5% and the distant failure rate was 13.6% due to lung metastasis. There was a significant difference in time to progression of cats that had a single surgery performed prior to brachytherapy and those that had multiple surgeries.

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Treatment of feline injection-site sarcoma with surgery and iridium-192 brachytherapy: retrospective evaluation of 22 cats.

Efficacy of Treatment for Feline Lymphoma

Efficacy of Treatment for Feline Lymphoma

Postmortem Evaluation of Renal Tubular Vacuolization in Critically Ill Dogs

Postmortem Evaluation of Renal Tubular Vacuolization in Critically Ill Dogs