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At 18 months of age, that angry red growth on a leg is likely to represent a benign histiocytoma. Please take a look at this image of one and let me know what you think:
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If this growth came up very quickly, a histiocytoma is most likely. A histiocytoma is a benign neoplasm of mononuclear cells derived from epidermal Langerhans' cells (wonderful cocktail talk...). It's common in dogs with highest incidence in young adults younger than 4 years of age. It usually manifests as a solitary, rapidly growing, firm, well-circumscribed, erythematous (reddened), raised, alopecic dermal nodule that ranges from 0.5 to 4 cm in diameter. Lesions may be ulcerated and occur most commonly on the head, ear pinnae, and legs. Observation without treatment is reasonable because most lesions regress spontaneously within 3 months. Surgical excision or cryotherapy is curative for lesions that don't regress spontaneously.
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Thank you. Histiocytoma!
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