A clear cell hepatocellular carcinoma in an obese dog with hyperlipidemia: a case report
- Jae-Ha Jung MaRo Lee Yeseul Yang Dansong Seo Sung-Hyun Hwang Wan Hee Kim Yongbaek Kim
- Korean Journal of Veterinary Research(구 대한수의학회지)
- 제61권 제4호
- 등재여부 : KCI등재
- 1 - 4 (4 pages)
An 11-year-old obese dog was referred for a liver mass. Cytologic examination revealed vacuolated hepatocytes with mild pleomorphism. A partial liver lobectomy was performed. On histopathologic examination, the mass was diagnosed as hepatocellular carcinoma composed of hepatocytes with clear vacuoles. These findings were consistent with clear cell hepatocellular carcinoma (CCHCC). The CCHCC is a rare subtype of hepatocellular carcinoma in dogs, and clinical features are poorly defined. This is the first report on the cytological, histological and clinical aspects of CCHCC, suggesting that obesity and hyperlipidemia are potential risk factors for CCHCC in dogs.