This week’s case is a 13-year-old female neutered Domestic Shorthair cat with anorexia and intermittent diarrhea. Where is the primary disease located?
FindingsThere is a broad based soft tissue opacity dorsal to the third sternebra on the lateral projections. The pulmonary parenchyma appears normal. The cardiovascular structures are also normal. Within the abdomen, the liver is enlarged and rounded, and there is increased soft tissue opacity in the peritoneum.
- Sternal lymphadenopathy – reactive or metastatic abdominal disease
- Hepatomegaly and effusion – inflammatory or metastatic secondary to abdominal disease