Digital trichoblastoma treated with electrochemotherapy in a dog

11 Oct 2018

Dos Anjos, D. S., Rossi, Y. A., Magalhaes, L. F., Calazans, S. G., Fonseca-Alves, C. E.

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Canine trichoblastoma is a benign tumour derived from the trichoblastic epithelium, commonly affecting the head and neck and, less commonly, the limbs and trunk. Herein, the authors report a case of a dog with digital trichoblastoma successfully treated with electrochemotherapy (ECT). The dog received three sessions of ECT with systemic bleomycin. The tumour volume decreased throughout the ECT sessions, with a complete response after 81 days. The patient presented a disease-free survival of 700 days. ECT may be a better approach than surgery for digital trichoblastomas because it avoids amputating the digit and provides a good cosmetic result.