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Pulmonary edema secondary to a cardiac schwannoma in a dog
- Thomason, Justin D., Rapoport, Gregg, Fallaw, Tiffany, Calvert, Clay A., Sakamoto, Kaori
- Journal of veterinary cardiology 2015 v.17 no.2 pp. 149-153
- Labrador Retriever, dogs, edema, etiology, heart, heart valve diseases, histopathology, immunohistochemistry, necropsy
- A 4-year-old castrated labrador retriever presented for cardiac evaluation to determine the etiology of cardiogenic pulmonary edema diagnosed 1 month prior. A large pedunculated mass involving the ventral aspect of the mural mitral valve leaflet and the endocardial surface of the left ventricular free wall, resulting in severe mitral regurgitation, was identified on echocardiogram. Histopathology and immunohistochemistry of this mass and other endocardial masses identified at necropsy for S-100 protein were consistent with a diagnosis of schwannoma. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first case of a benign intracardiac schwannoma described in the left heart of a dog.