Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin



    Adenocarcinoma metastasis of the intertransversarius cervicis muscle eliciting a right forelimb lameness in a dog (2007)

    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Forterre, F
    Kaiser, S
    Matiasek, K
    Brunnberg, L
    Journal of veterinary medicine a; 54(5) — S. 250–253
    ISSN: 0931-184x
    Pubmed: 17523958
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    This article describes identification of a metastatic adenocarcinoma to the intertransversarius cervicis muscle using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a dog that presented with chronic lameness of the right forelimb. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a right sided, ovoid signal abnormality within the intertransversarius cervicis muscle lateral to the sixth cervical (C6) vertebra. The lesion was uniform, hyperintense on T2- and isointense on T1-weighted images to muscle and exhibited uniform contrast enhancement on T1-weighted images. The MRI findings were consistent with a neoplasia. Surgical excision was performed. Histopathological diagnosis was metastatic fibrous adenocarcinoma. The dog recovered rapidly but 6 months post-operatively he was killed because of lung metastases. Necropsy was declined and the primary tumour could not be identified.