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,