Category - Anal
Anal glands are located on either side of the anus and normally produce secretions that are pushed when feces is evacuated from the rectum. An anal sac tumor is a tumor of made up of cells originating from the glands of the anal sac. These tumors can spread and therefore staging is recommended prior to surgery. To diagnose these tumors, a fine needle aspirate can be placed from the outside and. The recommended treatment for anal gland tumors is complete surgical excision followed by chemotherapy (e. Carboplatin or mitoxantrone) in order to prevent or slow the onset of metastasis. For cases in which complete surgical excision cannot be obtained, follow-up radiation therapy is recommended to control local disease. The anal sacs are a pair of scent glands located along each side of the anus. The secretion from the glands is foul-smelling and excreted in small amounts on the feces during bowel movements to mark a pets territory. Dogs and cats primarily use their anal gland secretions to mark their territory, and generally will secrete small amounts of fluid every time they defecate. Many will often express these glands when anxious or frightened as well. The consistency of the fluid ranges from thin, watery secretions to thick, gritty paste. What are anal sac tumours? The anal sacs are two small glands that sit either side of the anus (back passage) under the tail. They produce a strong-smelling secretion which is emptied onto the faeces (stools). Tumours (growths) may develop from the lining cells of these glands. These tumours are relatively uncommon in dogs, representing approximately 2 of all skin tumours, and they are very. Apocrine gland anal sac adc accounts for 2 of all skin tumors anal sac adc is more common in dogs and very rare in cats other anal sac tumors include adenoma and scc metastasis and hypercalcemia is rare in cats with anal sac adc site firm and fixed mass with local invasion at either 4 oclock or 8 oclock. aj debiasse, a technician in stroudsburg, pa, contributed to this article. The obnoxious substance coming out of the anal glands is supposed to help dogs mark their territory when they defecate. In reality, anal glands can cause all kinds of problems in dogs (and occasionally in cats).