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IMAGING DIAGNOSIS—SPINAL EPIDURAL HEMANGIOSARCOMA IN A DOG
Article first published online: 2 JUL 2013
© 2013 Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
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de la Fuente, C., Pumarola, M. and Añor, S. (2013), IMAGING DIAGNOSIS—SPINAL EPIDURAL HEMANGIOSARCOMA IN A DOG. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound. doi: 10.1111/vru.12074
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- Article first published online: 2 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Received: 14 MAR 2013
An 8-year-old, male Boxer was examined for an acute onset of ambulatory paraparesis. Neurologic examination was consistent with a T3-L3 myelopathy. Myelography revealed an extradural spinal cord compression in the region of the T10-T13 vertebrae. On magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, a well-defined epidural mass lesion was detected. The mass was mildly hyperintense on T1-weighted, hyperintense on T2-weighted and STIR images compared to normal spinal cord and enhanced strongly and homogenously. Postmortem examination confirmed a primary epidural hemangiosarcoma. Findings indicated that the MRI characteristics of spinal epidural hemangiosarcoma may mimic other lesions including meningioma and epidural hemorrhages/hematomas of non-neoplastic etiology.