Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

3-1998

Publication Source

Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Volume

12

Issue

2

Start Page

109

Last Page

115

DOI

10.1111/j.1939-1676.1998.tb02104.x

Abstract

Primary tumors of the left atrium are uncommon in dogs and tumor-specific diagnoses have been made only at necropsy. No reports have been found in which the diagnosis was confirmed antemortem and the tumor removed surgically. This report describes a case of obstructive paraganglioma in the left atrium of a dog and long-term survival after surgical removal of most of the tumor using cardiopulmonary bypass. Subsequently, scintigraphy demonstrated the presence of somatostatin receptors in residual tumor in the left atrium. The latter technique may be of value in establishing a definitive diagnosis in future cases of chemodectoma, extra-adrenal paraganglioma, or adrenal paraganglioma (phechromocytoma).

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Copyright © 1998 The Authors. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.

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Date Posted: 22 December 2016

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