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International Journal of Morphology

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OCHOA AMAYA, Julieta  y  HERNANDEZ AREVALO, Gilma. Invasive Mesothelioma of Canine: Cytology, Clinical and Pathology's Findings. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2008, vol.26, n.1, pp.103-112. ISSN 0717-9502.

This report describes the gross, microscopic features of an invasive epithelioid malignant mesothelioma and biphasic (mixed) malignant mesothelioma in an 8 ­year ­old male Pit ­Bull, arrives to the Veterinary Clinic of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Zootecnia of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources of the Universidad de los Llanos, whose consultation reason was a increased of the size of abdomen, ascites, anorexia, weight lost, depression, breathing difficulty, vomit, according to the report of the owner, the animal had received treatment for the renal fail which occurred some months ago. The tumor involved the pericardium with two ulceratived neoplastic masses, pleura, mediastinum, and peritoneum with numerous, multiple foci, white neoplastic masses scattered through the peritoneum, and serous surfaces of the organs of the abdominal cavity as the right kidney, pancreas, and equality two bilobed masses with red color of 1 X 1,5cm in the subcutaneous tissue of the inguinal region by direct invaded through the peritoneum, implantation and direct invasion of the subjacent tissue. By histopathology was diagnosed a invasive epithelioid malignant mesothelioma and biphasic (mixed) malignant mesothelioma, with metastasis to kidney and pancreas, the neoplastic cells with frequent mitotic figures and binucleation that infiltrated submesothelial tissues. In the hemogram realized before the necropsy,we found blastic blood cell frotis and naked shared gross with a mielomonocitic leukaemya.

Palabras clave : Canine; Mesothelioma; Mielomonocitic leukaemya.

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