Diagnostic and therapeutic approach to cardiac myxosarcoma in a dog


KOCATÜRK M. , SALCI H. , BİÇER M. , AKKOÇ A. , Sag S., YILMAZ Z.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.40, no.4, pp.521-525, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/vet-1512-52
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.521-525

Abstract

A 7-year-old Chow Pei was referred to an animal hospital for the evaluation of a 1-month history of abdominal distension and exercise intolerance. A systolic murmur was auscultated over the tricuspid valve (TV). Thoracic radiographs showed cardiomegaly, right atrial enlargement, and pulmonary edema. Electrocardiography revealed small QRS complexes and a right-bundle brunch block. Echocardiography also showed right atrial enlargement and tricuspid insufficiency due to the presence of a mass on the posterior leaflet of the TV. The mass was excised by intracardiac surgery and histological evaluation revealed myxosarcoma. This is a case report of a diagnostic and therapeutic approach to myxosarcoma of the TV in a dog.