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Serum C-reactive protein concentration in benign and malignant canine spirocercosis.
BACKGROUND Spirocerca lupi is a nematode of canids that forms a nodule in the esophagus that can undergo neoplastic transformation. C-reactive protein (CRP) is a major acute phase protein in the dogExpand
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Clinical differentiation between dogs with benign and malignant spirocercosis.
Spirocerca lupi is a nematode infesting the canine oesophagus, where it induces the formation of a nodule that may transform into a malignant sarcoma. The current, retrospective study compared theExpand
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Computed tomographic and radiographic characteristics of aortic lesions in 42 dogs with spirocercosis.
Spirocerca lupi is a common cause of vomiting, regurgitation, and sudden death in dogs that live in tropical or subtropical regions. Sudden death due to aortic rupture may occur with no precedingExpand
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Serum alkaline phosphatase activity is not a marker for neoplastic transformation of esophageal nodules in canine spirocercosis.
BACKGROUND Spirocerca lupi is a nematode of Canidae that matures within the esophageal wall to form fibroblastic nodules with potential for malignant transformation. Diagnosis is based onExpand
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Vascular endothelial growth factor concentrations in dogs with spirocercosis.
BACKGROUND Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a potent proangiogenic factor associated with tumor development. Spirocerca lupi is a nematode of canids that induces an esophageal nodule thatExpand
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Septic pericarditis and pneumopericardium in a dog with an oesophageal foreign body
A 5-year-old, intact, male Yorkshire Terrier presented with a 6-day history of lethargy and anorexia. Clinical examination revealed dental plaque accumulation, abdominal effort during respiration andExpand
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Chronic lameness associated with congenital hypothyroidism in three dogs
A 4-month-old female entire Saint Bernard, a 10-month-old female spayed Great Dane and a 5-year-old male neutered Miniature Schnauzer cross poodle were presented with the primary complaint of chronicExpand