Thecoma are a benign sex cord stromal tumor of the canine ovary.
Thecomas are usually non-malignant and very rare in dogs.
Diagnosis is based on abdominal ultrasonography and histological examination of biopsied material, usually obtained during exploratory laparotomy.
Treatment is usually curative with ovariectomy. Cases with metastatic spread to visceral organs have a guarded prognosis and may require adjunctive chemotherapy with drugs such as doxorubicin.
- University of Guelph
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