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Muscular angiomatosis in a dog
  1. Horatiu Silviu Marchis1 and
  2. Tamara Veiga-Parga2
  1. 1Small Animal Surgery, Vets 4 Pets, Burton-on-Trent, UK
  2. 2Veterinary Pathology, IDEXX Laboratories Ltd, Wetherby, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Horatiu Silviu Marchis; horatio_m{at}


A 12-year- 4 month- old male neutered crossbreed small dog was presented for moderate lameness and a swelling in the tibio-tarso-metatarsal area of the left hindlimb. Clinical examination revealed a fluid-filled mass in the metatarsal and tarsal regions in addition to multiple 5×5×3 cm firm nodules in the tibial region. Histopathological evaluation of the lesion was diagnostic for muscular angiomatosis. Angiomatosis is a non-neoplastic lesion reported in the veterinary literature as a lesion affecting the skin, bone or as a multisystemic disorder affecting various sites in dogs, cats, cattle and horses. As far as the authors are aware, this is the first reported case of angiomatosis restricted to the skeletal muscle in a dog.

  • soft tissue surgery
  • dogs
  • angimatosis
  • muscular
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