Imaging diagnosis--spinal cord histiocytic sarcoma in a dog. Academic Article uri icon


  • A 12-year-old mixed breed dog was presented for evaluation of progressive paraparesis and ataxia. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging was performed and identified multifocal intradural spinal cord mass lesions. The lesions were hyperintense in T2-weighted sequences, isointense to mildly hyperintense in T1-weighted sequences with strong contrast enhancement of the intradural lesions and spinal cord meninges. Spinal cord neoplasia was suspected. A diagnosis of intramedullary spinal cord histiocytic sarcoma, confined to the central nervous system, was confirmed histopathologically. Spinal cord histiocytic sarcoma is a rare neoplasm, but should be included in the differential diagnosis for dogs with clinical signs of myelopathy.

published proceedings

  • Vet Radiol Ultrasound

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Taylor, A., Eichelberger, B., Hodo, C., Cooper, J., & Porter, B.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Taylor, Amanda||Eichelberger, Bunita||Hodo, Carolyn||Cooper, Jocelyn||Porter, Brian

publication date

  • March 2015