General information on Tracheal Tumors
Tracheal tumors are tumors that are benign, non-cancerous, or malignant, cancerous, in the trachea. Tracheal tumors are rare in dogs. Typically, young dogs that get tracheal tumors they are more likely to be benign. When these tumors are still small, they can be treated, but large malignant tumors can prove to be fatal. When the tumors are large, collapse or cyanosis can occur and cause respiratory obstruction.
Symptoms of Tracheal Tumors
Some symptoms of a tracheal tumor may be coughing, lethargy, exercise intolerance, collapse, or cyanosis - (bluish coloration to the skin or mucous membranes). A harsh creaking sound called a stridor may also be heard when the dog breathes especially when the dog is exercising or panting.
Treatments for Tracheal Tumors
The treatment for a tracheal tumor is to surgically explore and remove as much of the tumor as possible. If the tumor is too large, then there is no cure, but there may be positive results with chemotherapy.
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Tracheal Tumors experience by - Lynne
Ionia, MI USA
My 7 year old altered male has been diagnosed with a tracheal tumor. He displayed all the classic respiratory distress symptoms over a few month period. We tried steroids and antibiotics with no improvement. He has surgery today and a tumor was found that was too widespread to surgically remove fully. We will wait for one week for the results of the tissue. I am very fearful.
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