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…re new here and this group is amazing! My 11 year old beagle/basset Arlo has been diagnosed with Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor. He's scheduled for amputation June 3. For an 11 year old gentleman, he's a pretty healthy, happy guy. Prior to surgery the they will do an MRI to

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….clinic of the year not too long ago!), I'm 110% confident that Arlo will get excellent pain management
and care.

Now, here are some results for peripheral nerve sheath tumor situations.

You'll see some senior dog examples in there.

And for browsing, here are some senior Tripawd dog blog features.

OK gotta run for

6 May 2022 6:41 pm
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…. It began with a limp, x-ray showed little arthritis then it progressed to where he cannot use it. Just by examining Arlo, Dr diagnosed him with Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor in his armpit. We're scheduled for x-ray and ultrasound of abdomen and chest to rule out cancer, then MRI followed with amputation. I'm fine with

6 May 2022 5:38 pm
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…everyone,

Last Tuesday I was hit with the news that my 9 year old yorkie poo, Jett, has a STS or peripheral nerve sheath tumor on his front left foot that his vet recommends we amputate. The news hit me like a ton of bricks to say the least. Why Jett, why now? He is only

2 June 2020 2:26 pm
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…low

grade epithelial tumors, epithelial cysts, lipomas, inflammatory

lesions, etc. A spindle cell sarcoma such as a hemangiopericytoma or

other peripheral nerve sheath tumors could appear cytologically

similar. Biopsy or surgical removal with histopathology is

recommended for a definitive diagnosis.

31 July 2019 9:31 am
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…energy for Bear.

My boy was older, but also had a softball sized tumor - his was hidden and never visible as it was a soft tissue sarcoma peripheral nerve sheath tumor in the brachial plexus (arm pit).  Despite the fact this hidden evil turned out to be Grade III of III, we had 6 wonderful, happy months with

… I've been blogging about my dog's recent peripheral nerve sheath tumor experience. Highly recommend amputation to alleviate pain although your vet can advise if that's right for your pup. My dog's life got better

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…joined the club nopawdy wants to be part of, but we are so glad you found us. And yeah Brinkly is adorable!

Many members here have dealt with a peripheral nerve sheath tumor, with Lisa and her Angel Pofi being exceptionally knowledgeable about the condition. 

Where is she getting treated? Just curious, sounds like you

14 August 2018 6:08 pm
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…all,  My beautiful girl, Brinkley, was diagnosed with a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor in her brachial plexus (T1 and T2 nerves).  She has had lameness since April and after multiple visits to my vet and finally a neurologist, I

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Wow - I just found this recent and really wonderful blog on the site of Buster's radiation treatment (post amp).  Buster had the same peripheral nerve sheath tumor as Pofi, but his Mom was a bit tougher and braver than me. You really should check it out 

Buster's Radiation Treatment  

Lisa, thank you for

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Remmer
30 July 2018 9:29 pm
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…- I just found this recent and really wonderful blog on the site of Buster's radiation treatment (post amp).  Buster had the same peripheral nerve sheath tumor as Pofi, but his Mom was a bit tougher and braver than me. You really should check it out 

Buster's Radiation Treatment

26 July 2018 9:12 pm
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…s Mom here.  

Pofi's peripheral nerve sheath tumor was, most unfortunately for us, in a very tricky spot.  It was never visible.  And that is how despite me bringing him to my own vets multiple

26 July 2018 4:04 pm
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…about the diagnosis. Welcome! You'll find lots of members here who have dealt with the condition, Pofi and Lisa being one of them. See:

Pofi: Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor Amputation

Glad to hear your oncologist has been guiding you so well. Amputation isn't an easy decision, especially when he's not appearing

26 July 2018 2:56 pm
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…the same size for the past 30 days or so. After meeting with a local oncologist and performing a biopsy, we have confirmed that it is a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor. As of right now, it does not seem to bother him at all. Our oncologist has been very helpful and recommended three options.

1. Amputate his

Remmer
26 July 2018 2:21 pm
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…pounds ) who has a tumor on her left hind leg.

We adopted her at age 9, poor lady spent her life in a shelter. At that age she had an identified peripheral nerve sheath tumor on that leg, underwent surgery , incomplete margins, subsequent radiation.

She developed another lump proximal to that on her upper leg about a

15 June 2018 5:33 pm
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… sorry to hear about your pup. I've never heard of a schwannoma tumor but apparently it's in the same class as a peripheral nerve sheath tumor, from what I read on Google.

I'm not a vet so I'll let our Fairy Vet Mother Dr. Pam weigh in on this with her expertise, but keep in mind that it

25 January 2018 7:01 pm
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…you make the same decisions again? Anything anyone has to share would be greatly appreciated.   

I am going to be one of your go to people on peripheral nerve sheath tumor in the brachial plexus as it was my boy's cancer, too (front left).  First off, you may want to look at my blog (see link in my signature),

…beloved 10.5 year old yellow lab, Ripley, has a large soft tissue sarcoma (peripheral nerve sheath tumor) on her left lateral thigh.  She had it removed about 1.5 years ago, but they were not able to get the entire thing (incomplete margins).  It

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