Gastric smooth muscle hamartoma in a cat.

TitleGastric smooth muscle hamartoma in a cat.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSmith TJ, Baltzer WI, Ruaux CG, Heidel JR, Carney P
JournalJournal of feline medicine and surgery
Date Published2010 Apr
KeywordsAnimals, Cat Diseases, Cats, Hamartoma, Male, Muscle, Smooth, Muscular Diseases, Treatment Outcome

An 11-year-old cat presented for evaluation of intermittent vomiting, constipation and hyporexia of 3 weeks duration. Ultrasonographic and endoscopic examination revealed a soft tissue mass adjacent to the lower gastro-esophageal sphincter. Surgical excision of the mass was successfully performed resulting in a resolution of clinical signs. Histologically the mass was consistent with a smooth muscle hamartoma. At follow-up 7 months after surgery, the cat remained free from clinical signs.

Alternate JournalJ. Feline Med. Surg.