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Alejandro Suárez-Bonnet DVM, MVetMed, PhD1, Diego Casas-García DVM2, Isabel Montenegro-Martínez DVM2, Alexis Santana Gonzalez DVM3, Beatriz Lopez Perea DVM3, and Simon L. Priestnall BSc(VetPath), BVSc, PGC(VetEd), PhD1
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  • 1 1Department of Pathobiology and Population Sciences, The Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield AL9 7TA, England
  • | 2 2Centro Mínima Invasión Canarias, 35019 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
  • | 3 3Albea Veterinarios, 35010, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
History

A 16-year-old sexually intact male Cocker Spaniel was referred for fluoroscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy to investigate a 6-week history of ptyalism and regurgitation. Gastrointestinal tract obstruction was suspected.

Clinical, Gross, and Cytologic Findings

At the referral evaluation, the dog was responsive and in good body condition (body condition score, 5/9). Two orthogonal radiographic views obtained by the referring veterinarian revealed a radiodense, well-demarcated, space-occupying mass within the cranial aspect of the thorax at the level of the T2-T4 vertebrae. The dog was anesthetized to perform fluoroscopic and upper GI endoscopic examination. The presence of a 4.1 × 2.5 × 3.1-cm,

Contributor Notes

Address correspondence to Dr. Suárez-Bonnet (asuarezbonnet@rvc.ac.uk).