Open Veterinary Journal

Open Veterinary Journal

Peer-Reviewed Journal 
ISSN 2218-6050 (Online), ISSN 2226-4485 (Print) 

"Case Report"

Clinical, radiological and pathological findings of primary nasal osteosarcoma in a Libyan cat


Mohamed H. Abushhiwa(1*), Seham A. Al-Azreg(2), Samer K. Tmumen(1), Abdulrhman M. Alrtib(3), Abdulkareem K. Elbaz(4), Mahir A. Kubba(2), Al-Asayed R. Al-Attar(2) and 

Emad M. Bennour(5)


1- Department of Surgery and Theriogenology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya

2- Department of Pathology and Clinical Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya

3- Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya

4- Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya

5- Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya

Abstract

Background: Although bone tumors are common pathologies in companion animals, limited reports describe nasal osteosarcoma (OSA) in cats.

Case Description: A case of nasal OSA in a local Libyan cat was admitted to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tripoli – Libya, with nasal swelling and discharges and facial deformity. The radiological findings revealed nasal osteolysis with absence of evidence of lung metastasis. In addition, fungal growth was not identified on microbiological culture. Furthermore, the pathological examination has grossly revealed a destructed nasal bone due to the presence of a tumor mass, with a muco-hemorrhagic nasal discharge and absence of metastasis. OSA was confirmed histopathologically.

Conclusion: This report presents the clinical, radiological and pathological findings of a primary nasal OSA in a Libyan cat with no tumor metastasis to other body organs.

Keywords: Cat, Nasal cavity, Primary osteosarcoma.

Cite this paper:
Abushhiwa, M.H., Al-Azreg, S.A., Tmumen, S.K., Alrtib, A.M., Elbaz, A.K., Kubba, M.A., Al-Attar, A.R. and Bennour, E.M. 2019. Clinical, radiological and pathological findings of primary nasal osteosarcoma in a Libyan cat. Open Vet. J. 9(4), 331-334.