Canine spirocercosis-associated extraskeletal osteosarcoma with central nervous system metastasis

Show simple item record Pazzi, Paolo Tompkins, Samantha Kirberger, Robert M. 2013-05-27T10:38:17Z 2013-05-27T10:38:17Z 2013-04-24
dc.description.abstract A five-year-old male Boerboel presented for examination, collapsed for an unknown period of time. On clinical examination, multifocal subcutaneous masses and enlarged prescapular lymph nodes as well as neurological deficits that suggested a multifocal neurological syndrome were found. Fine needle aspirates of the prescapular lymph nodes revealed cells suggestive of osteosarcoma. Radiographs showed foci of mineralisation within the soft tissue masses as well as diffuse pulmonary metastasis and a caudodorsal mediastinal mass believed to be a Spirocerca lupi nodule. Computed tomography imaging, necropsy and histopathology confirmed S. lupi oesophageal neoplastic transformation (extraskeletal osteosarcoma), believed to be the primary lesion, and the majority of secondary metastasis to the brain, spine, heart, multiple muscular groups and abdominal organs. This is the first known report of extraskeletal osteosarcoma metastasis to the brain and spinal cord in a dog. en
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dc.identifier.citation Pazzi P., Tompkins S. & Kirberger R.M., 2013, ‘Canine spirocercosis-associated extraskeletal osteosarcoma with central nervous system metastasis’, Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 84(1), Art. #71, 4 pages. 10.4102/jsava.v84i1.71 en
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2809 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2224-9435 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/jsava.v84i1.71
dc.identifier.other 7004586182
dc.identifier.other N-8699-2014
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dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en
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dc.subject Boerboel en
dc.subject Multifocal subcutaneous masses en
dc.subject Enlarged prescapular lymph nodes en
dc.subject Multifocal neurological syndrome en
dc.subject.lcsh Dogs -- Diseases en
dc.title Canine spirocercosis-associated extraskeletal osteosarcoma with central nervous system metastasis en
dc.type Article en

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