Author(s): Burgess KE, Green EM, Wood RD, Dubielzig RR. Angiofibroma of the nasal cavity in 13 dogs. Vet Comp Oncol. 2011 Dec;9(4):304-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1476-5829.2011.00278.x. Epub 2011 Jul 26. PMID 22077412
Journal: Veterinary And Comparative Oncology, Volume 9, Issue 4, Dec 2011
This case series describes a rare entity, nasal angiofibroma, in 13 dogs that were presented to the University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine from 1988 to 2000. All dogs in this case series presented with clinical signs and radiographic changes that were strongly suggestive of a locally invasive neoplasm. However, histopathology completed on transnostral core biopsy samples revealed benign appearing vascular proliferation with secondary lymphosuppurative inflammation was established despite cytologic criteria of malignancy present in five dogs. On the basis of the outcomes in this case series, nasal angiofibroma should be considered a differential for dogs presenting with clinical signs consistent with a malignant nasal tumour.