Canine medullary carcinoma of the thyroid.

  title={Canine medullary carcinoma of the thyroid.},
  author={Amiya K Patnaik and Philip H. Lieberman and Robert A. Erlandson and W M Acevedo and S. K. Liu},
  journal={Veterinary pathology},
  volume={15 5},
An 8-year-old male Irish Terrior dog and a male St. Bernard dog each had a thyroid medullary carcinoma. The first dog was hypocalcemic before removal and with recurrence of the neoplasm. In both dogs the neoplasms were bilateral and microscopic metastases were seen only in the regional lymph nodes. Both neoplasms were characterized by a solid alveolar pattern separated by thin vascular stroma or a linear festoon-like arrangement with thick stroma. The neoplastic cells varied little and were… CONTINUE READING