Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor in a cat.

TitleMalignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor in a cat.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsWatrous BJ, Lipscomb TP, Heidel JR, Normal LM
JournalVeterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association
Date Published1999 Nov-Dec
KeywordsAnimals, Cat Diseases, Cats, Female, Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein, Head and Neck Neoplasms, Immunohistochemistry, Nerve Sheath Neoplasms, Neurilemmoma, Occipital Bone, Osteolysis, S100 Proteins, Temporal Bone

A report of a cat with a cranial tumor of nerve sheath origin is presented. The cranial mass, with a cyst-like character on presentation to the referring veterinarian suggested a benign lesion, but the clinical course was rapid and indicative of central nervous system involvement. The tumor was poorly differentiated by histologic examination, but immunohistochemistry was consistent with Schwann cell origin. Features of peripheral nerve sheath tumors in cats and other species are briefly discussed.

Alternate JournalVet Radiol Ultrasound