Costal mesenchymal chondrosarcoma with diffuse pleural and pericardial explantation in a pygmy goat. Academic Article uri icon


  • A 3 year old intact male pygmy goat developed progressive weakness and eventual recumbancy over the course of 1 week, while maintaining its ability to eat and drink. The animal died and at necropsy, the parietal pleural surfaces and the pericardial surface were noted to be covered with firm, white, variably sized nodules that often formed linear arrays or coalesced into larger clumped aggregates. The visceral pleural surfaces of the ventral lung lobes were also covered with similar nodules. Histopathological and immunohistochemical evaluation of the submitted tissues revealed a diagnosis of mesenchymal chondrosarcoma with extensive seeding throughout the thoracic cavity.

published proceedings

  • J Toxicol Pathol

author list (cited authors)

  • Lombardini, E. D., de la Concha, A., Pierce, V., & Pool, R. R.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Lombardini, Eric D||de la Concha, Andres||Pierce, Virginia||Pool, Roy R

publication date

  • April 2014