Multiple metastases of thyroid cancer in the cranium and pituitary gland in two dogs.

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Source
J Small Anim Pract. 2007 Apr;48(4):237-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-2007
Author
Tamura S.
Tamura Y.
Suzuoka N.
Ohoka A.
Hasegawa T.
Uchida K.
Author Affiliation
Tamura Animal Clinic, 7-16 Yoshimien, Saeki-ku. Hiroshima, Japan.
Source
J Small Anim Pract. 2007 Apr;48(4):237-9
Date
Apr-2007
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Animals
Brain Neoplasms - diagnosis - secondary - veterinary
Dog Diseases - diagnosis - pathology
Dogs
Fatal Outcome
Female
Male
Neoplasm Metastasis
Pituitary Neoplasms - diagnosis - secondary - veterinary
Thyroid Neoplasms - diagnosis - pathology - veterinary
Abstract
Two dogs, a 14-year-old, female American Eskimo dog and a 14-year-old, male Maltese dog, were presented with thalamic syndromes, including lowered levels of consciousness, poor postural responses and presence of masses in the neck region. In both dogs, magnetic resonance imaging revealed multiple masses inside the cranium, including the pituitary gland. One dog died from status epilepticus two days after magnetic resonance imaging and the other died two months after magnetic resonance imaging from respiratory failure. These dogs were histopathologically diagnosed with multiple metastases of thyroid cancer occurring inside the cranium, including the pituitary gland. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first time this tumour pattern has been reported in dogs, but it is possible that it is not uncommon.
PubMed ID
17381771 View in PubMed
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