Aortic dissection associated with an obstructive aortic chondrosarcoma in a dog.

TitleAortic dissection associated with an obstructive aortic chondrosarcoma in a dog.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsCohen JA, Bulmer BJ, Patton KM, Sisson DD
JournalJournal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
Volume12
Issue3
Pagination203-10
Date Published2010 Dec
ISSN1875-0834
KeywordsAneurysm, Dissecting, Animals, Aorta, Aortic Aneurysm, Bone Neoplasms, Chondrosarcoma, Dog Diseases, Dogs, Fatal Outcome, Female
Abstract

A 6-year-old, 35-kg, female spayed German wirehaired pointer was referred for evaluation of collapse/seizure-like activity and a suspected mediastinal mass. Echocardiographic examination revealed an obstructive, intraluminal aortic mass with aortic dissection. Gross and histopathological findings confirmed the aortic dissection with right pulmonary artery compression and an aortopulmonary fistula. The mass was histologically consistent with an intraluminal chondrosarcoma. To the authors knowledge this case represents only the second case of aortic chondrosarcoma in a dog, and interestingly the first case in either a dog or human to have aortic dissection associated with aortic obstruction by an intraluminal aortic tumor.

DOI10.1111/j.1365-3164.2011.00980.x
Alternate JournalJ Vet Cardiol