Tumours of the oesophagus

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Primary tumours of the oesophagus are extremely rare in both dogs and cats. This chapter deals with aetiology and pathogenesis; presentation and clinical signs; clinical approach; management; prognosis.

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15.18 Lateral thoracic radiograph demonstrating compression of the distal oesophagus associated with primary oesophageal leiomyoma.
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15.19 Resection of oesophageal leiomyoma via thoracotomy. O, oesophagus; T, tumour mass.
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