A 7-year-old Chow Pei was referred to an animal hospital for the evaluation of a 1-month history of abdominal distension and exercise intolerance. A systolic murmur was auscultated over the tricuspid valve (TV). Thoracic radiographs showed cardiomegaly, right atrial enlargement, and pulmonary edema. Electrocardiography revealed small QRS complexes and a right-bundle brunch block. Echocardiography also showed right atrial enlargement and tricuspid insufficiency due to the presence of a mass on the posterior leaflet of the TV. The mass was excised by intracardiac surgery and histological evaluation revealed myxosarcoma. This is a case report of a diagnostic and therapeutic approach to myxosarcoma of the TV in a dog.
Cardiac myxosarcoma, tricuspid valve, dog
KOCATÜRK, MERİÇ; SALCI, HAKAN; BİÇER, MURAT; AKKOÇ, AHMET; SAĞ, SAİM; and YILMAZ, ZEKİ
"Diagnostic and therapeutic approach to cardiac myxosarcoma in a dog,"
Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 40:
4, Article 20.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol40/iss4/20