Ectopic thyroid carcinoma infiltrating the right atrium of the heart in a dog

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Kang MH, Kim DY, Park HM.

Can Vet J 2012;53:177-181.

A 12-year-old intact female shih tzu dog was diagnosed with an ectopic thyroid carcinoma infiltrating the right atrium of the heart. Echocardiography and computed tomography were helpful in diagnosis; a definitive diagnosis was made based on postmortem histopathology and immunohistochemistry. The patient lived 428 days beyond diagnosis with only medical management.