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Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

On-line version ISSN 1678-4162

Abstract

WINTER, S. et al. Osteochondromatosis in a cat: case report. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 2017, vol.69, n.5, pp.1152-1154. ISSN 1678-4162.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1678-4162-9358.

Osteochondromatosis is characterized by single or multiple nodules resulting from benign excessive bone growth. It is found in cats and dogs, horses and humans. In cats, a higher incidence is found in individuals from 2 to 4 years of age. The etiology in cats is related to the virus of feline leukemia, and is also related to fibrosarcoma. The clinical presentation depends on the area affected and the size of the lesion. The definitive diagnosis is by histopathology and the prognosis is poor because many relapses occur. This case report aims to describe the presentation of the disease in a young cat.

Keywords : cat; osteochondromatosis; radiology.

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