Metastatic thyroid solid-follicular carcinoma in the cervical portion of the spine of a dog

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Bentley JF, Simpson ST, Hathcock JT, et al.

J Am Vet Med Assoc 1990;197:1498-1500.

A metastatic thyroid solid-follicular carcinoma in the cervical portion of the spine was responsible for severe tetraparesis in a dog. Myelography revealed an extradural compressive lesion dorsal and to the right of the midline of C3. Histologic examination was used to diagnose the mass as a solid-follicular thyroid carcinoma. The primary tumor was not evident on cervical palpation or radiography. A dorsal laminectomy centered over C3 was performed, and all visible tumor was removed from the spine. The owner declined any further treatment for the dog.