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Primary cardiac fibrosarcoma with pulmonary metastasis in a Labrador Retriever.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17491088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 6-year-old, neutered male Labrador Retriever was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, and an echocardiogram revealed a large mass inside the pericardial sac associated with the left ventricle. At necropsy, the dog had marked ascites, mild hydrothorax, marked hydropericardium, and an 11.0 x 7.0 x 6.0 cm, tan and red, firm, well-demarcated mass attached to the left ventricular free wall. The mass was diagnosed as a fibrosarcoma based on the morphologic appearance and supportive immunohistochemical staining. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of a primary fibrosarcoma involving the left ventricular free wall myocardium, epicardium, and pericardium with a pulmonary metastasis in a dog.
M C Speltz; J C Manivel; A H Tobias; D W Hayden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary pathology     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0300-9858     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-10     Completed Date:  2007-06-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0312020     Medline TA:  Vet Pathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  403-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Dog Diseases / pathology*
Fibrosarcoma / pathology,  veterinary*
Heart Neoplasms / pathology,  veterinary*
Lung Neoplasms / secondary,  veterinary*

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