Overview of Canine Nasal and Paranasal Sinus Chondrosarcoma in Dogs
Nasal and paranasal sinus chondrosarcoma are slow growing, progressive, invasive tumors of the nose, nasal cavity and surrounding communicating recesses that can occur in dogs.
As with most tumors, the cause is unknown. These tumors are seen more commonly in dogs than cats and are seen in all ages; however, they are most common in middle aged animals. Chondrosarcoma tends to develop at a younger age than other nasal tumors. There are no breed predilections.
What to Watch For
Symptoms of nasal and paranasal sinus chondrosarcoma in dogs may include:
Diagnosis of Nasal and Paranasal Sinus Chrondosarcoma
Treatment of Nasal and Paranasal Sinus Chrondrosarcoma
Home Care and Prevention
Administer all medication and dietary recommendations as directed by your veterinarian. Follow up as directed.
If your dog’s condition does not improve or becomes worse, seek veterinary attention at once. Overall, nasal and paranasal sinus chondrosarcomas are very aggressive and carry a guarded prognosis.
There is no preventative care for chondrosarcoma.