Canine Glioma Surgery

R. Timothy Bentley with Peyton

R. Timothy Bentley with Peyton
Veterinary Neurosurgeon

Aaron Cohen-Gadol, MD

Aaron Cohen-Gadol, MD
Human Neurosurgeon

Canine gliomas (malignant brain tumors usually found deep within the brain tissue) are the second most common brain tumors in dogs and the hardest to treat. They are especially common in brachycephalic (short-nosed) breeds like the Boxer dog and Boston Terrier. Many dogs are treated with symptomatic therapy (steroids and seizure medications) and their average survival is just 2 months.

The Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital has teamed up with the IU School of Medicine, and Drs. Tim Bentley and Aaron Cohen-Gadol commonly remove these tumors. Post-operative MRIs are performed at no cost to the owner of the patient, and most often these confirm successful removal of the entire tumor. Read Peyton's story!

Glioma surgery is available at little or no cost to patients of the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the costs of treatment are covered by our grants and clinical trials. See our current clinical trials!

Canine Glioma Surgery

Vanilla Bean

Vanilla Bean

Vanilla Bean was one of our patients who underwent Canine Glioma Surgery. Her surgery and metronomic chemotherapy were a total success and now she is in complete remission, fully recovered, and back home enjoying a healthy life again!

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