Species: Canine   |   Classification: Diseases

Introduction Pathogenesis Diagnosis Treatment Outcomes Further Reading


  • Occasionally old dogs.
  • Very rare overall.
  • Signs: hematuria, penile bleeding, dysuria or stranguria.
  • Prognosis: usually slow-growing and slow to metastasize.
  • Treatment: radical amputation with urethrostomy if necessary.

Presenting Signs

  • Hematuria.
  • Dysuria/stranguria.
  • Penile bleeding.
  • Indurating ulceration of glans.

Age Predisposition

  • Older animal.



  • Often present as indurating ulceration of glans.
  • May be difficult to discern in early stages.
  • Usually slow growing.
  • Usually slow to metastasize to inguinal nodes.


Presenting Problems

  • Hematuria.
  • Penile bleeding.
  • Dysuria/stranguria.

Client History

  • Haematuria.
  • Penile bleeding.
  • Dysuria/stranguria.

Clinical Signs

  • Indurating ulceration of glans.

Diagnostic Investigation

  • Cytological examination from impression smears or fine needle aspiration.


Standard Treatment

  • Radical amputation +/- urethrostomy.


Further Reading


Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Patnaik A K (1988) Two cases of canine penile neoplasm - Squamous cell carcinoma and mesenchymal chondrosarcoma. 24 (4), 403-406 VetMedResource.

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