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Bilateral renal metastases of nasal chondrosarcoma in a dog.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9240846     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chondrosarcoma is the most common nonepithelial sinonasal neoplasm in the dog, and metastasis is considered rare. A 7-year-old Irish Setter had bilateral renal enlargement 17 months following surgery and radiotherapy for a primary nasal chondrosarcoma. Histologic evaluation revealed chondrosarcoma metastases in both kidneys. A diagnosis of nasal chondrosarcoma with bilateral renal metastasis was made. The clinical importance of this report is that routine recommendations for the evaluation of regional and/or distant metatasis in a dog with a dignosis of nasal chondrosarcoma, namely routine whole body physical examination and thoracic radiography, failed to demonstrate the presence of abdominal metatases, which ultimately led to the demise of this dog. The biologically aggressive nature of this chondrosarcoma of the nasal cavity indicates that additional information is needed before a prognosis can be reliably established for dogs with this tumor type.
K A Hahn; M D McGavin; W H Adams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary pathology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0300-9858     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Pathol.     Publication Date:  1997 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-10-15     Completed Date:  1997-10-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0312020     Medline TA:  Vet Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  352-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle
Chondrosarcoma / secondary*,  veterinary*
Dog Diseases / diagnosis*
Fatal Outcome
Kidney Neoplasms / secondary,  veterinary*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms / pathology,  veterinary*

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