Mast Cell Disease
Sneaky mast cell disease in cats. Looks like lymphoma, acts like lymphoma but you don't need a lot of MCT for significant clinical signs owing to degranulation especially in cats. Look at rock star veterinary sonographer Andi Parkinson, RDMS of Intrapet Imaging, Baltimore, MD, USA guide her client in an US-guided FNA into this feline intestinal mass avoiding the lumen and nailing the Dx. Just push the mass to the skin, minimizing the real estate, and stick… its like placing the cue-ball close to the 8-ball when playing billiards. :) See our video on how to perform an FNA here.
The patient was presented for weight loss, occasional vomiting, not herself, lethargic. CBC revealed mild anemia and elevated thyroid values. Clinical exam revealed a palpable intestinal mass and poor body condition.