A mast cell sarcoma is a single, aggressive tumor of mast cells made of cells of connective tissue.
It is a very rare tumor in humans, but quite common in household dogs and cats. It is also called Histiocytic mastocytoma.
The prognosis is very poor. Mast cell sarcoma quickly becomes mast cell leukemia.
No preventative measures exist.
Signs & Symptoms
Patients do not have skin lesion as is common in similar diseases, nor do they fit the criteria of systemic mastocytosis.
COMMON SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
Tumors located in larynx, colon, or inside skull
Diagnosing Mast Cell Sarcoma
Pathology through a biopsy will show a malignant tumor with an aggressive growth pattern.
Biopsy, followed by microscopic evaluation of biopsied tissues.
There are no standards for treatment, which is unlikely to prolong life. Common treatment options include:
- Surgical Excision