Canine cutaneous mast cell tumor: morphologic grading and survival time in 83 dogs

Vet Pathol. 1984 Sep;21(5):469-74. doi: 10.1177/030098588402100503.


Eighty-three cutaneous mast cell tumors in the dog were classified morphologically into three grades. The neoplasms were excised surgically, and the dogs were followed for 1500 days. Comparison of morphologic grade of tumor with survival time revealed significant differences among the three groups (p less than 0.00010). Comparison of sex and age (above and below ten years) with morphologic grade of tumor revealed no significant differences.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Dog Diseases / mortality
  • Dog Diseases / pathology*
  • Dogs
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Male
  • Mast-Cell Sarcoma / mortality
  • Mast-Cell Sarcoma / pathology
  • Mast-Cell Sarcoma / veterinary*
  • Skin Neoplasms / mortality
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology
  • Skin Neoplasms / veterinary*