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  • 1 Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Ozzano dell'Emilia, Italy
Introduction

A 9-year-old 31-kg castrated male mixed-breed dog was referred to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the University of Bologna for treatment of a 4 X 4-cm splenic mass incidentally identified by the referral veterinarian. The dog was otherwise healthy; its past medical history was unremarkable. On presentation, cardiac auscultation revealed an irregular heart rhythm with a heart rate of 80 to 120 beats/min. The femoral pulses were strong and synchronous with the heartbeat. The remaining physical findings were normal. Preanesthetic screening included routine blood tests (CBC, serum biochemical panel, and restricted coagulation panel) and thoracic radiography, which yielded unremarkable

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Corresponding author: Dr. Romito (giovanni.romito2@unibo.it)