Journal AAHA

Palliative Epineurotomy for Focal Radial Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor in a Dog (Case Report)

Andrew David Gibson , BVetMed, MRCVS, Emma Davies , BVSc, BSc, MSc, PGCE, DECVN, MRCVS, Ana Lara-Garcia , DVM, MSc, PhD, DACVIM, MRCVS, Pilar Lafuente , DVM, PhD, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVSMR, MRCVS

From the Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

Correspondence: (A.D.G.)


AbstractThis case report describes the diagnosis of a peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the deep branch of the radial nerve distal to the elbow in a dog. The lesion was identified using computed tomography and ultrasonography and confirmed as sarcoma on histopathological analysis of incisional biopsies. Clinical signs dramatically improved following surgical biopsy before recurring three months later. Repeat epineurotomy of the deep branch of the radial nerve resulted in clinical improvement...