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Intra-atrial rhabdomyoma causing chylopericardium and right-sided congestive heart failure in a dog
  1. C. S. Mansfield1,
  2. J. J. Callanan2 and
  3. H. McAllister3
  1. 1 Department of Small Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  2. 2 Department of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  3. 3 Department of Veterinary Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland

Abstract

A six-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier had a four-week history of progressive lethargy, ascites and exercise intolerance. A mass 3 cm in diameter obliterating the right atrial lumen was detected by echocardiographic examination. There were lactescent pericardial and serosanguineous pleural effusions. Histological and immunochemical examinations showed that the mass was a primary rhabdomyoma.

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