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.
Cats -- Diseases -- Case studies
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2009 M84
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