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Indium-111 labeled vitamin B12 imaging of a ciliary adenoma with concurrent grade 2 soft tissue sarcoma of the leg in a Labrador Retriever.
Veterinary Ophthalmology (2004)
  • Jacqueline C. Whittemore, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • J R Gionfriddo
  • P F Steyn
  • E J Ehrhart
Abstract

An 11-year-old, male castrated, Labrador Retriever was evaluated for the presence of rapidly growing concurrent leg and intraocular masses. Metastasis was noted in the chest at time of initial presentation. Indium-111 labeled vitamin B12 imaging was performed, and there was significant uptake by both primary tumors and the lung metastases. Enucleation and amputation were performed for palliative relief. The leg mass was a grade 2 soft tissue sarcoma and the ocular mass a ciliary adenoma. The dog remained symptom-free for approximately 10 weeks before developing signs of respiratory distress. He was euthanized 12 weeks after initial presentation, and there was diffuse infiltration of the lungs with metastatic sarcoma. Indium-111 labeled vitamin B12 imaging identified a ciliary adenoma in this case and may provide a useful differentiation technique for evaluation of intraocular and retrobulbar masses if it can be demonstrated that there is differential uptake between inflammatory or infectious conditions and neoplasia.

Publication Date
May, 2004
Citation Information
Jacqueline C. Whittemore, J R Gionfriddo, P F Steyn and E J Ehrhart. "Indium-111 labeled vitamin B12 imaging of a ciliary adenoma with concurrent grade 2 soft tissue sarcoma of the leg in a Labrador Retriever." Veterinary Ophthalmology Vol. 7 Iss. 3 (2004)
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