Ischemic neuromyopathy due to peripheral arterial embolization of an adenocarcinoma in a cat

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Abstract

A case of peripheral arterial tumor embolization in a cat is described. The cat presented with signs of aortic thromboembolism, including decreased peripheral pulse quality, pallor, and coolness of the distal limbs, as well as proprioceptive deficits. Thoracic radiographs revealed a cavitary lung mass; echocardiography was unremarkable. Cytologic evaluation of aspirates of the mass suggested malignancy. The left hindlimb was amputated, and histopathology confirmed embolization of an adenocarcinoma. Although rare, peripheral arterial tumor embolization should be considered as a differential in cats presenting with signs of thromboembolic disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-356
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
Volume5
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2003

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  • veterinary(all)

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