Korean J Vet Res > Volume 56(4); 2016 > Article
Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2016;56(4):273-276.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14405/kjvr.2016.56.4.273    Published online February 27, 2017.
Pericardial mesothelioma in a dog with lymph node metastasis and chylothorax
Jeong-Ha Lee, Su-Hyung Lee, Du-Min Go, Dae-Yong Kim
Department of Veterinary Pathology and Research Institute for Veterinary Science, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University
개에서 림프절 전이와 유미흉을 동반한 심낭막 중피종 증례 보고
이정하, 이수형, 고두민, 김대용
서울대학교 수의과대학, 수의과학연구소
Abstract
Pericardial mesothelioma is a rare neoplasm in dogs. This report describes a case of pericardial mesothelioma in a 13-year-old Shih Tzu that presented with a clinical history of dyspnea. Hemorrhagic pericardial effusion and chylous pleural effusion with reactive mesothelial cells were identified by radiograph and cytology. Necropsy revealed multiple round nodules throughout the pericardium and regional lymph nodes in addition to chylothorax. Histopathology revealed invasive neoplasm on the pericardial surface with metastasis to the lymph nodes. The neoplastic cells were immunopositive to both cytokeratin and vimentin. Diagnosis of pericardial mesothelioma with regional lymph node metastasis was made.
Key Words: dogs, mesothelioma, metastasis, neoplasms, pericardium
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