Survival Data for Canine Oral Extramedullary Plasmacytomas: A Retrospective Analysis (1996–2006) Academic Article uri icon


  • In a 10-year period, extramedullary plasmacytomas (EMP) represented 5.2% of all oral tumors found in the dog (16/302). These 16 oral EMP comprised 28.5% of all EMP within the same time period. Eleven dogs died with a median survival time of 474 days. Five dogs remain alive at the time of this writing. Dogs without complete surgical removal of the EMP and no adjuvant therapy had a median survival time of 138 days. Oral EMP have a clinical behavior consistent with EMP arising from other tissues. They have no obvious correlation with multiple myeloma, and complete surgical resection may be curative.

author list (cited authors)

  • Wright, Z. M., Rogers, K. S., & Mansell, J.

citation count

  • 37

publication date

  • March 2008