A cholecystectomy was performed on a 10-year-old spayed female mixed-breed dog with chronic weight loss, persistently increased liver enzyme activities, and cholecystomegaly identified by ultrasonographic examination. A subsequent diagnosis of a biliary carcinoid was made based on a neuroendocrine-type histologic pattern, cytoplasmic argyrophilia by Grimelius staining, immunopositivity for chromogranin A, and the ultrastructural finding of cytoplasmic secretory granules in neoplastic cells. Extrahepatic biliary carcinoid tumors are rare tumors of humans and have not been documented in domestic animals.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Nov 2002|
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