Chondroblastic Osteosarcoma in a Cat: Case Report

Al Sayed R Al Attar, Kubba MA, A Al Azreg Seham, Adwak AA
2016 Journal of Medical & Surgical Pathology  
Osteosarcoma is one of the most important bone tumors of human beings and pet animals. It is a rapidly progressive, early metastasize, osteolytic, highly fatal tumor. It may arise from central medullary osteoblasts, peripheral periosteal or perichonderal cells, and extra skeletal tissues or may have a pluripotent potential. A Shirazi Native breed cat was examined for the presence of multilocular lobulated partially encapsulated masses in the external ear. The excised tissue revealed anaplastic,
more » ... chondroblast and osteoblast mesenchymal differentiations associated with hypercellularity, pleomorphism and increase in mitosis, consistent with chondroblastic osteosarcoma. Clinical and Gross Findings During physical examination, the cat was cachectic, emaciated and walk with deviated head. A raised multilocular lobulated partially encapsulated mass was seen in the concha of the right external ear with a smaller one in the scaphoid fossa (Figure 1 ). The masses were Case Report Open Access
doi:10.4172/2472-4971.1000137 fatcat:f75rur5tezfwzabsgr5msrnexu