Suprasellar germ cell tumor in a dog Academic Article uri icon


  • A case of suprasellar germ cell tumor is described in a 6-year -old Airedale Terrier bitch that presented behavioral changes and abrupt onset of blindness. The neoplasm compressed the ventral surface of the cerebrum from the level of basal ganglia to the mesencephalon. Histologically the neoplasm consisted of nests and trabeculae of round to polygonal cells that occasionally surround tubules and cysts formed by columnar cells. Neoplastic cells are immunopositive for cytokeratin and alpha-fetoprotein. The diagnosis was based on location, histological appearance and on the immunohistochemical staining.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Rech, R. R., de Souza, S. F., da Silva, M. C., Mazzanti, A., Alves, D. A., & Lombardo de Barros, C. S.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Rech, Raquel Rubia||de Souza, Soraia Figueiredo||da Silva, Marcia Cristina||Mazzanti, Alexandre||Alves, Derron Anthony||Lombardo de Barros, Claudio Severo

publication date

  • June 2008