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Canine splenic myelolipoma (case report)
Splenic neoplasias which are space-occupying and causing vomiting, weight loss and progressive abdominal distension are commonly seen in dogs. In most cases, they are caused by malignant neoplasias like hemangiosarcomas. In this case, the clinical signs resembled this tumor, but the dog suffered from a myelolipoma.

A 13-year-old dog was presented with clinical signs of anemia, vomiting, weight loss, and progressive abdominal distension.

Abdominal ultrasonography and radiography revealed a large mass, which was removed surgically.

Cytologic and histologic evaluation of the mass revealed a mixture of fat and hematopoietic tissue, consistent with a splenic myelolipoma.

Source: Al-Rukibat RK, Bani Ismail ZA. (2006): Unusual presentation of splenic myelolipoma in a dog. In: Can Vet J. 2006 Nov;47(11):1112-4.




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