Invertebrate Oncology: Diseases, Diagnostics, and Treatment

  • Neoplasia is a documented occurrence across invertebrate taxa, but challenges remain
    with regard to tumor diagnosis, identification, and treatment.
  • Literature reports of neoplasia are frequent in mollusks and insects, infrequent in Cnidaria
    and crustaceans, and are yet to be documented in Porifera and Echinodermata.
  • The use of traditional methods of diagnosis in veterinary medicine is encouraged, but the
    unique anatomy and tissue biology of each invertebrate taxon needs to be taken into
    account.
  • Most neoplasms described in the invertebrate literature have been benign, and many
    external lesions may be amenable to surgical resection.

Alisa L. Newton VMD, DACVP, Gregory A. Lewbart MS, VMD, DACZM, Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice, Volume 20, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages 1-19

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