Author(s): Forrest LJ, Galbreath EJ, Dubielzig RR, MacEwen EG. Peripheral neuroblastoma in a dog. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 1997 Nov-Dec;38(6):457-60.
Journal: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound : The Official Journal Of The American College Of Veterinary Radiology And The International Veterinary Radiology Association, Volume 38, Issue 6,
Primitive neuroectodermal tumors are composed of primitive neuroepithelial cells and include tumors of the central and peripheral nervous system. Neuroblastoma, medulloblastoma and retinoblastoma are examples of these rare malignant tumors that usually occur in young patients. This report describes a peripheral neuroblastoma in a 2 year old Boxer that presented with signs of renal disease and a palpable abdominal mass. The purpose of this paper is to describe the clinical presentation, imaging and immunohistological studies of this abdominal tumor in a young dog and to review the literature.