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Intrapericardial ectopic thyroid carcinoma in a cat.
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PMID:  21088197     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 7-year-old spayed female domestic shorthair feline presented with tachycardia and was later euthanized due to a declining condition. On gross examination, the thoracic cavity contained an expansile, multiloculated mass that displaced the lungs dorsocaudally. The mass, within the pericardial sac, compressed adjacent myocardium. Cut surface revealed variably sized, fluid-filled spaces with multiple foci of hemorrhage and necrosis. Histologically, the mass was composed of solid foci of polygonal cells admixed with colloid-containing follicles. Immunohistochemical staining for thyroglobulin was positive, and staining for calcitonin was negative. Grossly, thyroid glands were normal, and serum thyroxine was within reference intervals.
Authors:
Susan Knowles; Elizabeth W Uhl; Uriel Blas-Machado; Abigail M Butler
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1040-6387     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vet. Diagn. Invest.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011490     Medline TA:  J Vet Diagn Invest     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1010-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathology, 501 DW Brooks Drive, Athens, GA 30602, USA. sknowles@uga.edu
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