Magnetic resonance and computed tomography imaging of a carotid body tumor in a dog
1 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Medical Imaging of domestic animals and Orthopedics of small animals, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820, Merelbeke, Belgium
2 Medvet - Veterinary Pathology Services, Emile Vloorstraat 9, 2020, Antwerpen, Belgium
3 Dierenartspraktijk Van Dyck, Merksemsebaan 138, 2110, Wijnegem, Belgium
Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2012, 54:24 doi:10.1186/1751-0147-54-24Published: 16 April 2012
A 5-year-old castrated male Labrador Retriever was presented to a referring veterinarian for a swelling in the neck region. Based on the results of histopathology, a carotid body tumor, was diagnosed. The dog was referred to a medical imaging unit for further staging and follow up. This report describes the magnetic resonance (MR) and computed tomographic (CT) appearance of a carotid body tumor.