Aortic body chemodectoma causing pulmonary oedema in a cat

  • Willis R
  • Williams A
  • Schwarz T
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A seven-year-old male domestic shorthaired cat was presented with persistent dyspnoea. Thoracic radiography and echocardiography revealed pulmonary oedema and a mass at the base of the heart. At necropsy the mass was found to be an aortic body chemodectoma that had metastasised to the sternal lymph node. This is a rare tumour in the cat, the third reported case where there was evidence of metastasis, and only the second reported case where there was evidence of lymphocytic infiltration of the primary tumour. Pulmonary oedema is an unusual presentation of this tumour in the cat.

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  • R. Willis

  • A. E. Williams

  • T. Schwarz

  • C. Paterson

  • P. R. Wotton

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