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Journal of the South African Veterinary Association

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ZAMBELLI, Anthony B.; CLIFT, Sarah J.; GERBER, David  and  SCHOEMAN, Johan P.. Hypercalcaemic multicentric lymphoma in a dog presenting as clitoromegaly. J. S. Afr. Vet. Assoc. [online]. 2013, vol.84, n.1, pp.1-8. ISSN 2224-9435.

Clitoromegaly is a clinical manifestation of various local and systemic conditions in all species. The external genitalia are a very rare site of primary or metastatic lymphoma in canines, with only one previously-reported case in a dog and only sparse reports in the medical literature. Lymphoma is also very rare in dogs less than four years of age. This account reports on a T-cell multicentric lymphoma in a 16-month-old Basset hound presented primarily for clitoromegaly. The patient survived for 68 days with cyclophosphamide-vincristine-prednisolone therapy. The causes of clitoromegaly in all species, including humans, are tabulated with references.

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