Sarcoma of the Omentum in a Spaniel

Sarcoma of the Omentum in a Spaniel

650 The Veterina1J' '7ournal. 9 oz. and 2 dr. The uterus showed thickening of the mucosa, but no marked lesions. I forwarded both kidneys to Profess...

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The Veterina1J' '7ournal.

9 oz. and 2 dr. The uterus showed thickening of the mucosa, but no marked lesions. I forwarded both kidneys to Professor Wooldridge, who kindly examined them and reported as follows: The right kidney of the great Dane bitch was certainly larger than normal, but beyond that nothing abnormal was noted. The abscess cavity of the left kidney contained a quantity of pale emerald-green coloured sticky pus. Microscopic examination of the pus showed a number of rather small bacilli in almost pure culture. In a subsequent report Professor Wooldridge says: Mr. Minett, M.R.C.V.S., has been able to obtain pure cultures of the organisms from the kidney abscess on potato in a creamy-coloured smear becoming pale brown. As in the pus, the organism is a small bacillus, possibly one of the colon group, but its identity is .not definitely established." II

SARCOMA OF THE OMENTUM IN A SPANIEL. By E. WALLIS HOARE, F.R.C.V.S. Cork.

A SMALL-SIZED spaniel bitch, 6 years old, of uncertain breed, was sent fr.om the Co. Kilkenny for treatment. The history given was that for about six months the animal lost condition, although having a good appetite, and for some time the abdomen was gi'adually becoming enlarged. On examination the abdomen was much distended, and on palpation the presence of ascites was suspected, although the swelling was rather too firm for such a condition, yet it did not give the resistance which one would expect from an abdominal tumour. A trocar and cannula was inserted, but free hremorrhage was the result. The animal was very emaciated, being almost a skeleton, except for the pe-ndulous abdomen. Destruction was advised. Autopsy-revealed the presence of a tumour which filled up almost the entire abdominal cavity, the viscera being pressed lSwards towards the spine. The tumour was freely movable, soft in consistence, and weighed 3 lb. 7 oz. A few small white growths were found on the peritoneal surface of the diaphragm and on the spleen. The tumour was examined by Professor Wooldridge, who pronounced it to be a round-celled sarcoma of the omentum.