-making to pursue extensive oral surgery and/or adjuvant therapy. The role of screening tests to diagnose other distant significant comorbidities has been previously explored for nonoral sites. Sacornrattana et al 7 evaluated the role of abdominalultrasound
initial abdominalultrasound, the right and left adrenal gland caudal pole widths measured 1.55 and 0.34 cm, respectively. Adrenal-dependent hypercortisolism was suspected given the significant adrenal asymmetry and the contralateral gland measuring < 0
presentation, Zoonotic Parasite Research Unit (ZPRU) conducted serology for the Em95 antigen of the metacestode of E multilocularis , the cause of AE. 3 It was negative, as was abdominalultrasound for cysts in the liver conducted at the Western College of
-soluble vitamin depletion), parathyroid hormone (PTH), and ionized calcium (Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine). A complete abdominalultrasound was performed by one of the authors (DP) to evaluate the
injections were administered (400 μg, SC).
Two weeks after discharge, an abdominalultrasound examination was performed. The area of the anastomosis appeared as expected. Multiple mesenteric lymph nodes were still enlarged. One perisplenic lymph node had
To describe the use of ultrasound and adrenal function testing to confirm that excised periovarian tissue is normal ectopic adrenal tissue (EAT).
A 6-month-old female domestic shorthair cat.
CLINICAL PRESENTATION, PROGRESSION, AND PROCEDURES
The cat underwent an ovariohysterectomy procedure, during which abnormal tissue was discovered adjacent to both ovaries. The tissue was removed during the ovariohysterectomy and submitted for histopathology, which was consistent with adrenal gland tissue, initially raising concern for an inadvertent adrenalectomy. Abdominal ultrasound and an adrenal function test were performed that confirmed normal adrenal structure and function; thus, the removed structure was diagnosed as EAT.
TREATMENT AND OUTCOME
The patient continued to recover from the procedure uneventfully at home.
Parovarian nodules are an uncommon finding but when observed and biopsied, may be mistaken for physiologic adrenal tissue on the basis of histopathologic features alone without awareness of their existence and clinical context. The use of abdominal ultrasound and ACTH stimulation test offers an affirmative method of differentiating adrenal gland tissue from EAT.
For further assessment, an abdominalultrasound was performed. Few contiguous jejunal segments were severely dilated with echogenic fluid and a small amount of suspended, hyperechoic shadowing debris and hyperechoic sediment
stabilization procedures and diagnostics, including 2-view abdominal radiographs ( Figure 1 ) and an abdominalultrasound.
A right lateral cranial abdominal radiograph (A) and a ventrodorsal radiograph (B) of a 6-month-old female spayed Terrier
The patient showed no evidence of metastasis on abdominalultrasound or thoracic radiographs at the time of enucleation and was treated postoperatively with amoxicillin–clavulanic acid (13 mg/kg, PO, q 12 h for 7 days) and carprofen (2 mg/kg, PO
from each quarter; the California Mastitis Test was not performed. Rectal palpation revealed the presence of a gravid uterus; no abnormalities were noted. A rapid abdominalultrasound was performed, and no abnormalities were identified. Blood was