Mediastinal lymphoma in a young Turkish Angora cat

Kyoung Won Seo, Ul Soo Choi, Bo Kyoung Bae, Mi Sun Park, Cheol Yong Hwang, Dae Yong Kim, Hwa Young Youn

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An 8-month old intact male Turkish Angora cat was referred to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH), Seoul National University, for an evaluation of anorexia and severe dyspnea. The thoracic radiographs revealed significant pleural effusion. A cytology evaluation of the pleural fluid strongly suggested a lymphoma containing variable sized lymphocytes with frequent mitotic figures and prominent nucleoli. The feline leukemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus tests were negative. The cat was euthanized at his owner's request and a necropsy was performed. A mass was detected on the mediastinum and lung lobes. A histopathology evaluation confirmed the mass to be a lymphoma. Immunohistochemistry revealed the mass to be CD3 positive. In conclusion, the cat was diagnosed as a T-cell mediastinal lymphoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-201
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Veterinary Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Feline
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Mediastinal lymphoma
  • T-cell
  • Turkish Angora cat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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