Spontaneous intestinal melanoma in dogs

Enrico P. Spugnini, Emanuele Dragonetti, Raffaele Murace, Roberto Cassandro, Angela M. Groeger, Mariapia Di Marino, Alfonso Baldi

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Primary melanoma of the gastrointestinal tract is a rare, highly malignant neoplasm that is associated with an unfavorable long-term prognosis. Animal studies are needed to further characterize this tumor and to develop new and more effective protocols. A spontaneous canine intestinal melanoma is described which, because of its local aggressive behavior and advanced stage, was not treatable with conventional strategies, thus being a potential candidate for investigational trials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1051-1054
Number of pages4
JournalIn Vivo
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005


  • Dog
  • Intestinal melanoma
  • Melanoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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