Fibromatosis in a young Bernese Mountain Dog: clinical, imaging, and histopathological findings

Welle, M.M.; Sutter, E.; Malik, Y.; Konar, M.; Rufenacht, S.; Howard, J. (2009). Fibromatosis in a young Bernese Mountain Dog: clinical, imaging, and histopathological findings. Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation, 21(6), pp. 895-900. Columbia, Mo.: American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians AAVLD 10.1177/104063870902100625

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A young, intact, male Bernese Mountain Dog was presented to the animal hospital for lameness and diffuse thickening of the soft tissue in the right hind limb. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed multiple, multilobular, space-occupying lesions within and between the muscles of the right femur. Biopsies taken from the lesions revealed an infiltrative mass composed mainly of collagen fibers and a low density of benign-appearing fibroblasts. These findings were compatible with a diagnosis of a fibromatosis. Taking the age of onset into account, infantile fibromatosis was most likely. A deep fibromatosis, similar to that seen in adults, could not be excluded based on histology.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DKV - Central Clinical Laboratory
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Animal Pathology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DKV - Dermatology

UniBE Contributor:

Welle, Monika Maria; Rüfenacht, Silvia and Howard, Judith

ISSN:

1040-6387

Publisher:

American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians AAVLD

Language:

English

Submitter:

Judith Howard

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:25

Last Modified:

22 Jan 2015 09:49

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/104063870902100625

Web of Science ID:

000271789100025

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/38363 (FactScience: 221218)

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