Hepatocutaneous syndrome and right adrenal mass in a 12 year old MN Pomeranian

Hepatocutaneous syndrome and right adrenal mass in a 12 year old MN Pomeranian

This 12 year old MN Pomeranian has a history of hepatocutaneous syndrome, PDH (on trilostane), and hypothyroidism (on levothyroxine). Also on carprofen. Recently presented for gradual loss of energy and variable appetite. 

Large anaerobic abdominal mass of liver or pancreatic origin in a 9 year old FS Beagle

A 9-year-old FS Beagle was presented for evaluation of acute onset abdominal pain and vomiting. There was no history of foreign body/toxin ingestion or exposure to different foods. Additional history was hypothyroidism controlled with soloxine. On physical examination, ptyalism and a painful tense abdomen was present. Abnormalities on CBC and serum biochemistry were elevated hematocrit…

Rads: Generalized Chondroid Intervertebral Disc Degeneration Post Hemilaminectomy in a 13 year old MN Dachshund dog

The patient presented to the ER service for progressive intermittent head tremors, lethargy and anorexia. Previous history of hemilaminectomy (right, T12-13) in June 2008; owners are pursing a second opinion as this may be a neurologic issue, especially since signs are progressively worsening. Recovery good from hemilaminectomy, although there has been some mild, residual HL…

Cushing`s disease, diagnosed by ACTH stimulation test, in an 11 year old MN Schnauzer with sonographically normal adrenal glands

A 11-year-old MN Miniature Schnauzer that had been diagnosed and treated for hypothyroidism was presented for evaluation of suspected Cushing’s disease based on clinical findings of PU/PD, polypnea, and thin hair coat, suspicious CBC and serum biochemistry, and inconclusive blood dexamethasone suppression test.

Right adrenal mass with caudal vena caval invasion in a 12 year old FS Portuguese Water Dog

A 12-year-old FS Portuguese Water Dog with hypothyroidism (on Soloxine) was presented for limping. Abnormalities on physical examination toe touching on the left hind leg and pain palpated along L3-L5. The patient was treated with Dexamethasone and Previcox. The patient was presented several days later for hip and stifle radiographs but shortly after being sedated…

Suspect pancreatic carcinoma in a 15 year old FS Mixed breed dog

A 15-year-old FS mixed breed dog with a history of being Ehrlichia positive, hypothyroid, having a grade 2 mast cell tumor, and a tumor on the right rear leg, was presented for evaluation of diarrhea and decreased appetite. Abnormalities on CBC and serum biochemistry were mild anemia, elevated amylase, hypoalbuminemia, and hyperglobulinemia.

Progressive transitional cell carcinoma at the cystourethral junction in a 13 year old FS Pit Bull Terrier mix

A 13-year-old spayed female Pit Bull Terrier mix dog with history of confirmed transitional cell carcinoma of the cystourethral junction presented for a lack of improvement in clinical signs after antibiotics. The dog had previously been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Past urinalysis revealed hyposthenuria, hematuria, and pyuria. Recheck urinalysis results were similar to previous results despite…

Lymphoma diagnosed by trucut biopsy of mediastinal lymph node in a 7-year-old MN Boxer dog

A 7-year-old MN Boxer with history of hypothyroidism (on Soloxine) was presented for PU/PD and decreased appetite. Physical examination of the dog was non-remarkable. Abnormalities on blood chemistry were elevated ALP and ALT activity, marked hypercalcemia, and hyperglobulinemia. An ACTH stimulation test was within normal range.

Adrenal carcinoma diagnosed by ultrasound-guided FNA in a 10 year old FS Golden Retriever

10 year old FS Golden Retriever dog was presented for dysuria. The dog also had a history of hypothyroidism. The urinalysis revealed a low specific gravity, hematuria and increased WBCs. The dog returned two days later for the evaluation of excessive panting and constant discomfort and distress. The physical exam was unremarkable except for pustules…

Gallbladder perforation and splenic necrosis in a 7 year old FS Jack Russell Terrier dog

A 7-year-old FS Jack Russell Terrier dog with a history of regulated hypothyroidism, was presented for vomiting, lateral recumbency, and showing abdominal pain following ingestion of a ham bone. Additional history that the owner reported was that the patient had been showing polyuria/polydipsia prior to the incident. On physical examination the patient was laterally recumbent…

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