Great news! Just as Dr. Pane suspected, the cytopathology report came back and the little growth Orso has on his neck is just a canine histiocytoma, which is a very common benign tumor that should clear up on its own within a couple of months. I had noticed the growth on Tuesday while I was bathing Orso and I immediately took him to see his vet that same afternoon. Thanks, Dr. Pane, for delivering some good news!
For more information on canine histiocytomas, click here or go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histiocytoma_(dog). For more information on cytopathology, click here or go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cytopathology.
Below is a picture of the histiocytoma on Orso’s neck, courtesy of South Kendall Animal Clinic.
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