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Cerebral astrocytoma in four cats: clinical and pathologic findings.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Publication Date
Volume
191
Issue
8
Pages
976–978
Identifiers
PMID: 3679993
Source
Medline

Abstract

Cerebral astrocytoma was diagnosed in 4 cats. A long-standing history of seizures followed by an increase in frequency of uncontrolled seizures were prominent features in these cats. Anticonvulsants provided effective seizure control in 3 cats for a period of 1 to 3 years. On initial and subsequent neurologic examinations, all cats were postictal and had focal neurologic deficits. In 2 cats, there were focal EEG patterns consistent with the neuroanatomic diagnosis of the tumor. White blood cell pleomorphism of the CSF was determined in the cats that underwent CSF analysis. Pathologic findings in all cats included tumor necrosis and edema, compression of the opposite hemisphere, and invasion of the third and lateral ventricles.

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