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Multi-system progressive angiomatosis in a dog resembling blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome in humans
Article first published online: 17 MAR 2013
© 2013 British Small Animal Veterinary Association
Journal of Small Animal Practice
Volume 54, Issue 4, pages 201–204, April 2013
How to Cite
Ide, K., Uchida, N., Iyori, K., Mochizuki, T., Fukushima, R., Iwasaki, T. and Nishifuji, K. (2013), Multi-system progressive angiomatosis in a dog resembling blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome in humans. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 54: 201–204. doi: 10.1111/jsap.12034
- Issue published online: 17 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 17 MAR 2013
- Accepted: 4 December 2012
A six-year-old, neutered, female golden retriever was presented with generalised, dark purple to black cutaneous nodules and gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Histopathologically, all cutaneous nodules were diagnosed as benign cavernous haemangiomas. Endoscopic analysis revealed similar nodules in the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum. At laparotomy, similar nodules were seen on the visceral peritoneal lining of abdominal organs. Metastatic haemangiosarcoma was ruled out based on histological features and lack of primary tumour in spleen, liver or heart ultrasonographically. Blood loss associated with gastrointestinal haemorrhage was managed with blood transfusion. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first canine case of multi-system progressive angiomatosis resembling blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome in humans.