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What Is "dermal Fibrosis"

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Guest JoyceJ

When my nine year old Daniel went in for a dental last week, he had two lumps removed. One was on his hip and one was midway his back. Both looked "innocent" enough, were not attached to muscle, etc but I still asked for histopaths. I was told neither were malignant and that they were called "dermal fibrosis". Is that just a fancy word for an innocent condition or possibly an early sign of something more sinister?


I'll get a copy of the report and talk with our vet tomorrow. Guess I'm just looking for reassurance tonight. :dunno



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Guest Greyt_dog_lover

Dermal Fibrosis:


Dermal = skin

Fibrosis= fibroid mass


I am not a vet, but the classes (some pre-med stuff) that I have taken in the past, that is what I remember.

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Sounds like a little knot of benign tissue. Were they in innoculation sites? I guess I'd ask the vet if they are indicators of anything later in life--like a pre-cancerous condition without actually being malignant.

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