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Cutaneous Myxosarcoma with Pulmonary Metastases in a Dog.
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PMID:  21310431     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The pathological findings in a 13-year-old dog with cutaneous myxosarcoma with pulmonary metastases are described. Grossly, there was a large subcutaneous mass in the right scapular region, a smaller nodule in the caudal abdominal region and a fibrotic mass at a fracture site in the right hindlimb. Radiographic examination revealed several pulmonary nodules. Microscopical evaluation revealed a myxosarcoma characterized by the proliferation of spindle to stellate cells with multiple prominent nucleoli and vascular invasion. The neoplastic cells were haphazardly arranged in a mucopolysaccharide matrix. Immunohistochemically, the neoplastic cells expressed vimentin, but not cytokeratin or glial fibrillary acidic protein. There was restricted expression of desmin, smooth muscle actin and S-100 protein.
S A Headley; A C Faria Dos Reis; A P Frederico R L Bracarense
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of comparative pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-3129     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0102444     Medline TA:  J Comp Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Section of Veterinary Pathology, Department of Basic Veterinary Sciences University of Helsinki, Finland.
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