A rare case of pituitary chromophobe carcinoma in a dog: clinical, tomographic and histopathological findings

Maurizio Longo, D Binanti, P G Zagarella, F Iocca, Donatella De Zani, G Ravasio, M Di Giancamillo, Davide Danilo Zani

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A 9 year old male mixed-breed dog was presented for progressive aggressiveness towards the owner. The neurological evaluation was consistent with a forebrain syndrome. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the brain revealed enlargement of the third ventricle and presence of a large spheroidal neoplasm in the sellar/parasellar region suggestive of a pituitary macroadenoma. On the owner request, the dog was euthanized. Histopathological examination revealed the presence of a pituitary chromophobe carcinoma. To the author's knowledge, pituitary carcinomas have been rarely described in dogs, especially the chromophobe subtype.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-161
Number of pages4
JournalOpen Veterinary Journal
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sept 2016

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