A case of pulmonary carcinoma in a 23-year-old Quarterhorse mare is described. On physical examination, depression, poor body condition, tachypnea, bilateral serosanguineous nasal discharge and a wide area of reduced breath sounds in association with the right hemithorax were detected. Laboratory evaluation showed leukocytosis with neutrophilia and lymphopenia, hyperfibrinogenemia, hyperprotidemia, hypoalbuminemia, increased beta 2 and gamma globulin fractions, hypoxemia, and normocapnia. Radiography and thoracic ultrasonography revealed a large rounded mass extending from the 9th to the 14th right intercostal space, where neither bronchial nor vascular structures were detectable. Endoscopy showed a large amount of serosanguineous fluid within the tracheal lumen and a mass of reddish soft tissue completely obliterating the right caudal lobar bronchus. Histopathology of the endobronchial mass and of the transthoracic ultrasound-guided biopsy samples was consistent with a primary pulmonary epithelial tumor. Due to worsening of the clinical condition, the mare was euthanized. Postmortem examination confirmed the presence of a large 30-cm mass located in the right caudal pulmonary lobe, characterized by epithelial cells arranged in papillary projections and alveolar structures, findings consistent with bronchioloalveolar carcinoma.
A case of bronchioloalveolar carcinoma in a mare / D. Binanti, G. Stancari, E. Fantinato, E. Zucca, D.D. Zani, G. Sironi, F. Ferrucci, P. Riccaboni. - In: JOURNAL OF EQUINE VETERINARY SCIENCE. - ISSN 0737-0806. - 33:9(2013 Sep), pp. 751-755.
|Titolo:||A case of bronchioloalveolar carcinoma in a mare|
BINANTI, DIANA (Primo)
STANCARI, GIOVANNI (Secondo)
FERRUCCI, FRANCESCO (Penultimo)
RICCABONI, PIETRO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Equine ; neoplasia ; lung ; bronchioloalveolar carcinoma|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/03 - Patologia Generale e Anatomia Patologica Veterinaria|
Settore VET/08 - Clinica Medica Veterinaria
Settore VET/09 - Clinica Chirurgica Veterinaria
|Data di pubblicazione:||set-2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2012.11.013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|