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Ultrasonographic detection of a pancreatic glucagon-secreting multihormonal islet cell tumour in a dachshund with metabolic epidermal necrosis
  1. R. Cerundolo, DVM, CertVD, DipECVD, MRCVS1,1,
  2. F. McEvoy, MvB, PhD, DVR, DipECVDI,MRCVS1,2,
  3. P. E. McNeil, BVMS, PhD, MRCVS2 and
  4. D. H. Lloyd, BVetMed, PhD, DipECVD, MRCVS1
  1. 1 Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, The Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hatfield AL9 7TA
  2. 2 Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Glasgow Veterinary School, Bearsden Road, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 1QH


The clinical, ultrasonographic and histopathological features of a pancreatic multihormonal islet cell tumour are described in a 12-year-old dachshund with cutaneous lesions suggestive of metabolic epidermal necrosis. This condition was suspected because of the compatible cutaneous signs, a high plasma glucagon concentration and the detection of a well defined pancreatic mass by ultrasonography. The diagnosis was confirmed postmortem and by histology.

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  • Dr Cerundolo's present address is Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche Veterinarie, Facolta' di Medicina Veterinaria, Via F Delpino 1, 80137 Napoli, Italy

  • Dr McEvoy's present address is Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Institute Clinical Radiology, Box 7029, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden

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