Clinical and Therapeutic Approach to Lymphocytic Alimentary Lymphoma in a Cat: Case Report

Iago Martins Oliveira *

School of Medical and Life Sciences, Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil and Department of Veterinary Medicine, School of Veterinary and Animal Science, Federal University of Goiás, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil.

Mariana Moreira Lopes

School of Medical and Life Sciences, Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The report aims to describe a case of lymphocytic alimentary lymphoma in a feline. A male, no defined breed, neutered feline patient, 11 years old, presented at a veterinary clinic due to episodes of vomiting. No changes were observed during the clinical examination, and the patient underwent additional examinations. Screening tests revealed abnormalities in the stratification of the intestinal layers, indicating the necessity for a biopsy to investigate the tissue architecture of the affected intestinal segments. Following the diagnosis of alimentary lymphoma, drug treatment was initiated, and the patient continued to be clinically monitored. Lymphoma is a common hematopoietic neoplasm in felines, the diagnosis of which is challenging and requires the utilization of several methods to classify it accurately and direct treatment, thereby alleviating clinical signs.

Keywords: Cat, chemotherapy, intestine, neoplasm, neoplastic lymphocytes, leukemia, immunodeficiency


How to Cite

Oliveira , I. M., & Lopes , M. M. (2024). Clinical and Therapeutic Approach to Lymphocytic Alimentary Lymphoma in a Cat: Case Report. Advances in Research, 25(3), 10–13. https://doi.org/10.9734/air/2024/v25i31045

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