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Mesenteric myxosarcoma in a dog

OLIVEIRA, S.T., CUNHA, C.G., IWANAGA, S.H. et al.

Abstract : Myxosarcoma is an unusual neoplasm in the dog, most seen in the skin, and seldom in the heart and in the liver. The authors describe a case of a 5-years old mongrel dog showing abdominal distension, weakness, and decreased appetite. An exploratory celiotomy showed a massive non-encapsulated nodular tumour, adhered on the mesentery, measuring 30cm in diameter. Histopatology identified the tumour as a myxosarcoma. There is not previous record of mesenteric myxosarcoma.

Keywords : Dog; myxosarcoma; mesentery.

Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec., Dec. 1999, vol.51, no.6, p.537-538. Full text in Portuguese.


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