Urethral haemangiosarcoma in a boxer

R J Mellanby, J C Chantrey, E A Baines, R L Ailsby, M E Herrtage

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Abstract / Description of output

A seven-year-old, entire female boxer presented with a history of restless behaviour and inappetence. Physical examination revealed that the dog was listless and had a hunched gait. Neurological examination was normal. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed a 4 cm x 4 cm mass in the cranial pelvic canal. Neurological abnormalities were detected three days after presentation, and progressed from proprioceptive deficits to loss of deep pain sensation in the pelvic limbs over a two-day period. The dog was euthanased and postmortem examination revealed that the pelvic mass was a urethral haemangiosarcoma with metastasis to the second lumbar vertebra. This case is unusual as urethral tumours are usually transitional cell carcinomas and frequently present with signs of dysuria.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-6
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Small Animal Practice
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Animals
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Dog Diseases
  • Dogs
  • Female
  • Hemangiosarcoma
  • Lameness, Animal
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Spinal Neoplasms
  • Urethral Neoplasms


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