Special Issue "Splenic Pathologies in Companion Animals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: veterinary dermatopathology; splenic pathologies of dogs and cats; oral pathologies of dogs and cats
Interests: marine mammal pathology and diseases; molecular biology techniques; cell culture techniques
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2. Department of Neurology and Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Interests: oncology; canine and feline mammary tumors; human breast cancer; metastasis; extracellular vesicles
The spleen is a complex multifunctional organ that can represent a clinical and surgical challenge in veterinary practice. Pathologies of the spleen are often discovered in the late phase of the disease and, when a secondary rupture of the organ occurs, they can represent a surgical emergency and a life-threatening condition. Many can be due to the lesions involved in splenic pathologies. The splenic macrophagic compartment can harbor several etiological agents involved in infectious diseases. Inflammations of the spleen are still poorly understood and probably underestimated. Because of the extended vascular component, circulatory disturbances can be responsible for organ hemorrhages. Finally, many neoplasms can arise from the splenic parenchyma, especially from the endothelial component and from the hematopoietic compartment. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatments of all these pathological entities, then, are of scientific importance in veterinary medicine. Furthermore, since the spleen is an internal organ that is difficult to reach, new alternative noninvasive methods of diagnosis are needed.
For this Special Issue, we welcome original research articles on any aspect regarding the spleen in companion animals, from infectious diseases, congenital anomalies, inflammatory diseases, and neoplastic processes to diagnosis and clinical and surgical treatments of the various entities, with a particular interest in novel techniques. Review articles are also welcome. Studies on novel splenic cell lines and on splenic cell-derived extracellular vesicles will be of particular interest.
Dr. Silvia Ferro
Dr. Cinzia Centelleghe
Dr. Alessandro Sammarco
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- splenic neoplasms
- splenic hematopoietic disorders
- splenic hemangiosarcoma
- splenic histiocytic sarcoma
- splenic lymphoma
- physiopathology of splenic disorders
- canine splenic cell line
- extracellular vesicles
- splenic cytology
- companion animals