Primary haemangiosarcoma in the proximal humerus of a Clydesdale gelding

Cottle, H.J., Hughes, K.J., Philbeyt, A.W. and Pollock, P.J. (2008) Primary haemangiosarcoma in the proximal humerus of a Clydesdale gelding. Equine Veterinary Education, 20(11), pp. 575-579. (doi: 10.2746/095777308X334301)

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An 11-year-old Clydesdale gelding was presented for investigation of left forelimb lameness of 2 weeks' duration. The use of scintigraphic imaging helped to localise the source of lameness to the left proximal humerus. In this report, the clinical and diagnostic imaging features of a primary osseous haemangiosarcoma in a horse are described, along with the challenges of establishing a definitive diagnosis ante mortem. In addition, neoplasia of the appendicular skeleton should be considered a differential cause of lameness in the horse.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pollock, Professor Patrick and Hughes, Mr Kristopher
Authors: Cottle, H.J., Hughes, K.J., Philbeyt, A.W., and Pollock, P.J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Equine Veterinary Education
Published Online:05 January 2010

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