Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences




Vaccine-associated feline sarcoma (VAFS) with multiple recurrences was diagnosed in the specimens at the injection site of a Turkish Van cat that had been vaccinated four months previously. The original tumor consisted of two compartments each 2.5 cm and 3.5 cm in diameter. It recurred five times following surgery and local recurrences necessitated five more radical resections within two years. Euthanasia was performed when pleural effusion developed, but evidence of metastatic disease was not observed. This article reports the first case of a vaccine-associated feline sarcoma in a Turkish Van cat clinically diagnosed as prominent evidence of postvaccinal sarcoma from Turkey with the biological aggressive features comparable with cases overseas.

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