Imaging Diagnosis-Sublumbar Pseudomycetoma In A Persian Cat


Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 2008;49:176-178.

A 6-year-old Persian cat was examined for constipation, anorexia, and vomiting that was subsequently found to be due to a pseudomycetoma originating from the descending colon and sublumbar region, and causing mechanical obstruction of the colon and rectum. Multiple discrete hyperechoic foci likely representing fungal grains within the lesion gave the mass a coarse echotexture on ultrasound and was supportive of the diagnosis and computed tomography allowed delineation the extent of the mass. A pseudomycetoma is a granulomatous/pyogranulomatous reaction that surrounds dermatophytic fungal hyphae. Definitive diagnosis of a dermatophytic pseudomycetoma requires identification of the etiologic agent by cultivation or immunohistochemical staining. A pseudomycetoma should be included in the differential diagnosis for an abdominal mass in a Persian cat, especially is accompanied by the sonographic findings noted above.