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Myelopathy caused by a histiocytic sarcoma in a cat.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15682739     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An eight-year-old, female spayed, domestic shorthair cat presented with a three-week history of progressive general proprioceptive ataxia and upper motor neuron paresis of the hindlimbs. Computed tomography revealed a mediastinal mass invading the vertebral canal with the T1 spinal nerve and roots, causing extramedullary compression of the cranial thoracic spinal cord. Histopathological and immunohistochemical studies of the mass during postmortem examination disclosed a neoplasm, later determined to be a poorly differentiated histiocytic sarcoma. Feline histiocytic tumours are rare, with only two prior reports existing in the veterinary literature. This report details a case work-up and reviews the literature on feline histiocytic diseases and tumours affecting the feline spinal
Authors:
J Smoliga; S Schatzberg; J Peters; S McDonough; A deLahunta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of small animal practice     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0022-4510     ISO Abbreviation:  J Small Anim Pract     Publication Date:  2005 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-01     Completed Date:  2005-03-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0165053     Medline TA:  J Small Anim Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6401, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Cat Diseases / pathology*
Cats
Fatal Outcome
Female
Immunohistochemistry / veterinary
Sarcoma / complications,  pathology,  veterinary*
Spinal Cord Compression / etiology,  veterinary*
Spinal Cord Neoplasms / complications,  pathology,  veterinary*
Spinal Nerve Roots
Thoracic Vertebrae / innervation

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