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Necrotizing leptomeningeal vasculitis associated with a compressive meningioma in a cat: a rare paraneoplastic syndrome

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Author(s): Les J. Gabor | Ines Walther | Kathleen Mullins | Melinda Gabor | Andrea Borque

Journal: Veterinary Science Development
ISSN 2038-9698

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: e4;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Paraneoplastic syndrome | vasculitis | feline | neuropathology

ABSTRACT
A 17 year old cat with a compressive meningioma was found to have an intradural, severe necrotizing vasculitis, spatially un associated with the neoplasm. Paraneoplastic vasculitis has been reported in two cases in the human literature associated with meningiomas. This is the first report of such an association in a domestic species.
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