Choroid plexus papilloma in a Rottweiler: computed tomographic, gross morfological and histological features

A.C.B.C. Fonseca Pinto, L.A. Villamizar, C.O. Ghirelli, T.R.C. Silva, C.O. Baroni, G.P.R. Banon, J.M. Guerra, C.T. Amaral, L.N. Torres
2013 Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia  
Among the tumors affecting the choroid plexus in dogs, the papilloma ranks second place in incidence after cell carcinoma tumors. Presumptive diagnosis can be made through imaging methods, such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance images. Definitive diagnosis of plexus choroid tumor is based on histopathological findings. This report presented the tomographic features of the brain in a 6-year-old intact female Rottweiler with choroid plexus papilloma. The computed tomography showed
more » ... mography showed right lateral ventricle enlargement, midline deviation and an enhanced mass into the postcontrast phase. At necropsy, a mass on the floor of the right lateral ventricle was observed, associated with important ventricle dilatation. The histopathological analysis demonstrated the presence of neoplastic cell forms with papillary projections. The computed tomography proved to be an effective tool in the presumptive diagnosis of this kind of cerebral disorder.
doi:10.1590/s0102-09352013000300023 fatcat:tjykhdjtijcfnjwdogycejvy34