MULTICENTRIC LYMPHOMA WITH INTESTINAL INVOLVEMENT IN A DOG

Authors

  • Philippa S. Yam BVMSS, Phd,

    1. Departments of Veterinary Clinical Studies, University of Glasgow Veterinary School, Garscube Estate, Bearsden Road, Glasgow G61 1QH, Scotland.
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  • Victoria S. Johnson BVSc,

    1. Departments of Veterinary Clinical Studies, University of Glasgow Veterinary School, Garscube Estate, Bearsden Road, Glasgow G61 1QH, Scotland.
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  • Henny M. Martineau BVMS,

    1. Departments of Veterinary Pathology, University of Glasgow Veterinary School, Garscube Estate, Bearsden Road, Glasgow G61 1QH, Scotland.
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  • Alison Dickie BVMS, MVM,

    1. Departments of Preclinical Veterinary Studies, University of Glasgow Veterinary School, Garscube Estate, Bearsden Road, Glasgow G61 1QH, Scotland.
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  • Martin Sullivan BVMS, PhD

    1. Departments of Veterinary Clinical Studies, University of Glasgow Veterinary School, Garscube Estate, Bearsden Road, Glasgow G61 1QH, Scotland.
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  • P.S. Yam is supported by Hill's Pet Food Nutrition Ltd. V.S. Johnson is supported by BSAVA Petsavers. H.M. Martineau is supported by the Horse Belling Levy Board.

  • supported by BSAVA Petsavers. H.M. Martineau is supported by the Horse Betting Levy Board.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Philippa S. Yam, Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, University of Glasgow Veterinary School, Garscube Estate, Bearsden Road, Glasgow G61 1QH, Scotland.

Abstract

A 5-year-old, male German shepherd dog was evaluated for a 5-week history of vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, and weight loss. In abdominal radiographs, there was an unusual corrugated appearance within a loop of intestine. Sonographically, this loop also had a similar corrugated appearance with alternating hyperechoic and hypoechoic bands. Lymph nodes within the abdomen and thorax were enlarged, and a thoracic mass was also detected. Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspirates of the mesenteric lymph nodes were highly suggestive of lymphoma. After postmortem examination, a diagnosis of multicentric lymphoma with involvement of the gastrointestinal tract was made.

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