Case Report

Rare presentation of a squamous cell carcinoma originating from gastric compartment 1 in an alpaca

Authors
  • K. Rosiers
  • M. Strubbe
  • T. Flahou
  • H. Versnaeyen
  • R. Ducatelle
  • S. Roels

Abstract

A twenty-year-old, male, intact alpaca with a history of anorexia, progressive weakness and recumbency was euthanized because of a poor prognosis and clinical deterioration. The animal was submitted for necropsy at the pathology department of Dierengezondheidszorg Vlaanderen (DGZ) diagnostic lab. A full necropsy was performed and showed a large firm white mass measuring 18x8x10 cm attached to the dorsal wall of gastric compartment 1 (C1) and expanding to the abdominal aorta. Miliary small white metastatic nodules were present on the pleura and peritoneum (carcinomatosis). Multiple small white metastatic nodules were also present in the parenchyma of the liver. On histological investigation, this neoplasia was characterized as squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).

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Rosiers, K., Strubbe, M., Flahou, T., Versnaeyen, H., Ducatelle, R. & Roels, S., (2020) “Rare presentation of a squamous cell carcinoma originating from gastric compartment 1 in an alpaca”, Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 89(5), 279-283. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/vdt.v89i5.16955

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Published on
29 Oct 2020
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