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2019 Nov 09

BMC Vet Res



A case report of total skin photon radiation therapy for cutaneous epitheliotropic lymphoma in a dog.


Deveau MA, Sutton M, Baetge C, Diesel AB
BMC Vet Res. 2019 Nov 09; 15(1):407.
PMID: 31706321.


Total skin electron beam radiation therapy (TSEBT) is an effective treatment for primary diffuse cutaneous lymphomas in humans. While several techniques exist, they all require significant commitment of staff time and resources. In veterinary medicine, canine-specific techniques and strategies have been adapted and delivered but deemed not "realistically" clinically implementable given the time commitment of over 2.5 h plus per fraction or have been relegated to palliative intent. Leveraging these technologies of helical tomotherapy and 3D printing, we developed and clinically implemented a radiotherapeutic treatment strategy for the management of medically refractory diffuse cutaneous lymphoma in the dog.