Metastatic Leiomyosarcoma Causing Ataxia in a Horse

Metastatic Leiomyosarcoma Causing Ataxia in a Horse A 24-year-old Thoroughbred mare had a history of weight loss, progressive bilateral hind limb weakness, and ataxia. An infectious neurologic disease was suspected, and the mare was euthanized due to poor prognosis. At necropsy, a yellow firm mass replaced most of the skeletal muscles of the left thigh. Numerous similar nodules were in several other muscles and in multiple organs, including brain and spinal cord. Microscopic examination revealed a leiomyosarcoma with disseminated metastases. Although of rare occurrence, this case is a reminder of noninfectious causes of ataxia in horses. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Equine Veterinary Science Elsevier

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc.
ISSN
0737-0806
eISSN
1542-7412
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.jevs.2016.04.009
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Abstract

A 24-year-old Thoroughbred mare had a history of weight loss, progressive bilateral hind limb weakness, and ataxia. An infectious neurologic disease was suspected, and the mare was euthanized due to poor prognosis. At necropsy, a yellow firm mass replaced most of the skeletal muscles of the left thigh. Numerous similar nodules were in several other muscles and in multiple organs, including brain and spinal cord. Microscopic examination revealed a leiomyosarcoma with disseminated metastases. Although of rare occurrence, this case is a reminder of noninfectious causes of ataxia in horses.

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Journal of Equine Veterinary ScienceElsevier

Published: Aug 1, 2016

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