Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 53 issue 4 (april 2019) : 541-544

Electrochemotherapy with intra-tumoral cisplatin for the treatment of fibrosarcoma in a horse

M. Bharathidasan, B. Justin William, Ravi Sundar George, A. Arunprasad, R. Sivasankar
1Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Madras Veterinary College, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai-600 051, Tamil Nadu, India.
Cite article:- Bharathidasan M., William Justin B., George Sundar Ravi, Arunprasad A., Sivasankar R. (2018). Electrochemotherapy with intra-tumoral cisplatin for the treatment of fibrosarcoma in a horse. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 53(4): 541-544. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-3532.
A two years old Kathiawar stallion was reported with the history of two, pedunculated hard mass medially on the thigh and hock of the right hind limb, progressively increasing for the past two months. Fine needle aspiration cytology revealed fibrosarcoma.The tumour on the medial aspect of the thigh was injected with cisplatin intra-tumorally at a dose rate of 0.3 mg/cm3 of tumour volume and was exposed to ECT. The tumour on the medial aspect of the hock was excised incompletely to preserve skin and subcutaneous tissues around the tumour for wound opposition and treated with intra-tumoral injection of cisplatin followed by ECT. Following  electrochemotherapy complete response was noticed onthe 3rd and 4th week for the tumours on the thigh and hock respectively. No recurrence was noticed during the follow-up period of one year revealing ETC with cisplatin as a single treatment and also in combination with surgery is effective for the treatment of fibrosarcoma in equines. 
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