Erythropoietin Secreting Tumor or Renal Lymphoma? Our Case of the Month May 2014
What causes an expanding set of kidneys in an "ADR" middle-aged Beagle in renal failure? Holy hematocrit Batman! Is that erythropoietin gone awry? Put a probe on it and a needle in it and see what comes up. Its a matter of point and shoot for needle slinger Dr. Doug Casey DABVP of English Bay Ultrasound, Vancouver BC, Canada in the May 2014 case of the month.
A 7-year-old FS Beagle was presented for vomiting, lethargy, and anorexia. Blood chemistry showed a high creatinine, hypercalcemia (not ionized), hypoalbuminemia, and hyperglobulinemia. CBC showed polycythemia with a hematocrit of 65%.