Imaging Diagnosis—The Computed Tomographic Appearance Of A Giant Cell Tumor Affecting The Mandible In A Pygmy Goat

Dixon J, Weller R, Jeckel S, et al.

Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 2016;57:E51-E53.

A 3-year-old male neutered pygmy goat presented for evaluation of a progressive mandibular swelling and inappetence. A computed tomographic (CT) scan of the head and thorax was performed under general anesthesia. Computed tomography revealed an extensive multiloculated, markedly expansile lesion within the right hemimandible, which involved the articular surface of the temporomandibular joint. The goat was euthanased due to a poor prognosis and postmortem examination confirmed the diagnostic imaging findings. Histopathology was strongly suggestive of a multinucleated giant cell tumor, therefore this condition should be considered as a differential diagnosis in goats presenting with expansile mandibular mass lesions.