ULTRASONOGRAPHIC FEATURES OF CANINE ABDOMINAL MALIGNANT HISTIOCYTOSIS
Article first published online: 19 MAY 2005
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Volume 43, Issue 2, pages 167–170, March 2002
How to Cite
Ramirez, S., Douglass, J. P. and Robertson, I. D. (2002), ULTRASONOGRAPHIC FEATURES OF CANINE ABDOMINAL MALIGNANT HISTIOCYTOSIS. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 43: 167–170. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.2002.tb01664.x
- Issue published online: 19 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 19 MAY 2005
- Received February 22, 2001; accepted for publication August 29, 2001.
Ultrasonographic features of canine abdominal malignant histiocytosis (MH) of 16 dogs are reported. The most common finding was the presence of hypoechoic nodules in the spleen, some of which caused distortion of the splenic margin. The liver was the second-most commonly affected organ. Hepatic ultrasonographic features were highly variable, including hypoechoic, hyperechoic, or mixed echogenic lesions. Other common ultrasonographic abnormalities included hypoechoic nodules in the kidneys and mesenteric and medial iliac lymphadenopathy. The results of this study suggest that the ultrasonographic appearance of canine abdominal MH is nonspecific, and definitive diagnosis requires cytologic or histologic examination.