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Diagnostic imaging, surgical treatment and histopathological findings of a vascular hamartoma in a 2-year-old horse


Musterle, Bettigna; Hagen, Regine; Grest, Paula; Kümmerle, Jan M (2014). Diagnostic imaging, surgical treatment and histopathological findings of a vascular hamartoma in a 2-year-old horse. Equine Veterinary Education, 28(5):253-258.

Abstract

We describe a case of a 2-year-old mare that presented with a large firm swelling on the lateral aspect of the right tarsus. Diagnostic ultrasound demonstrated a fluid filled cavernous mass that was not clearly demarcated from the surrounding subcutaneous tissue. Contrast radiography with intralesional injection of contrast medium showed accumulation of the medium in the caverns of the mass and in the saphenous vein. Contrast enhanced computed tomography demonstrated 2 vascular meshes, one deep and one more superficially, closely associated with the mass. Surgical excision of the mass was performed and a vascular hamartoma was diagnosed based on histopathology. The horse showed no signs of recurrence 7 months after surgery.

Abstract

We describe a case of a 2-year-old mare that presented with a large firm swelling on the lateral aspect of the right tarsus. Diagnostic ultrasound demonstrated a fluid filled cavernous mass that was not clearly demarcated from the surrounding subcutaneous tissue. Contrast radiography with intralesional injection of contrast medium showed accumulation of the medium in the caverns of the mass and in the saphenous vein. Contrast enhanced computed tomography demonstrated 2 vascular meshes, one deep and one more superficially, closely associated with the mass. Surgical excision of the mass was performed and a vascular hamartoma was diagnosed based on histopathology. The horse showed no signs of recurrence 7 months after surgery.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Equine Department
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Veterinary Pathology
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Language:English
Date:2014
Deposited On:02 Feb 2017 12:32
Last Modified:02 Feb 2017 12:32
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:0957-7734
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/eve.12150

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