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Intracranial transitional meningioma in a cat / Meningioma transicional intracraniano em gato

Tagliari, Nelson Junior; Leite Filho, Ronaldo Viana; Fredo, Gabriela; Sonne, Luciana; Costa, Fernanda Vieira Amorim da.
Acta sci. vet. (Online); 44(supl): 01-05, 2016. ilus
Artigo em Português | VETINDEX | ID: vti-14840


Background: Meningioma is a tumor that is usually attached to the dura mater. It typically arises from the meningothelial cell of the arachnoid or pia mater. Considered an extra-axial tumor of the central nervous system which can occur on any region of the meninges. The biological behavior tends to be benign and usually is not infiltrative allowing surgical indication, conferring to the patient a better prognosis. Geriatric patients are the most affected and there is no breed predisposition. This paper describes the clinical signs, pathological findings, and immunohistochemical features of a case of transitional meningioma in a cat. Case: A 14-year-old, neutered male mongrel cat was referred to the Veterinary Clinic Hospital. The history was that the cat had anorexia and disorientation. On the day of admission, lethargy and blindness were observed. Full complete blood counts showed leukopenia and lymphopenia. The serum biochemistry tests were unspecific. Thoracic and skull radiographs and ultrasound examination revealed no abnormalities. The cat was hospitalized and the main treatment was based on antibiotics and corticosteroids. The cat tested negative for FIV and FeLV. Toxoplasma gondii serum antibodies were not detected using indirect fluorescent antibody test performed with a commercial kit. The clinical signs progressed to walking in circles, stumbling, wandering [...](AU)
Biblioteca responsável: BR68.1
Localização: BR68.1