A cystic ventral cervical mass in a fifteen year old cat
Cystic ventral cervical masses in cats are uncommon. Differential diagnosis includes branchial, thyroglossal, thyroid and parathyroid cyst, thyroid and parathyroid cyst-adenoma, parathyroid and thyroid adenocarcinoma, salivary mucocele, and abscess. Location of the mass, cytology, selected hormonal assays of cystic fluid, utrasonogram and thyroid scintigraphy can be helpful in narrowing down a diagnosis. The following case report on a fifteen-year-old cat with cystic thyroid adenocarcinoma, discusses the diagnostic workup, differential diagnosis, and treatment of cystic cervical masses in cats with emphasis on thyroid adenocarcinoma.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2009 M84
Cats -- Diseases -- Case studies