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Epidural myelolipoma in a Husky-cross: a case report

Marina Verena Hoffmann1*, Davina Claudia Ludwig1, Charlotte Lempp2, Verena Haist2 and Veronika Maria Stein1

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1 Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Buenteweg 9, D-30559, Hannover, Germany

2 Department of Pathology, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Buenteweg 17, Hannover, D-30559, Germany

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Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2013, 55:28  doi:10.1186/1751-0147-55-28

Published: 4 April 2013


Epidural spinal myelolipoma was diagnosed in an 11.5-year-old castrated male Husky-cross that was evaluated at the veterinary teaching hospital due to progressive thoracolumbar spinal hyperaesthesia and mild proprioceptive pelvic limb ataxia. A focal, ill-defined mildly inhomogenous extradural mass lesion was detected by MRI. The dog was euthanized. At necropsy an extradurally located reddish mass of about 2.5 cm in diameter was present in the vertebral canal. The mass was identified histopathologically as an epidural myelolipoma.

Haematopoietic proliferation; Sled dog; SPAIR