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Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2008 Sep-Oct;49(5):444-8.

Radiographic and ultrasonographic features of canine paraprostatic cysts.

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Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, Division of Companion Animal Studies University of Bristol, Langford House, Langford, Bristol BS40 5DU, UK.


Mineralization of paraprostatic cysts is reported to be uncommon. This retrospective study was performed to review the imaging findings of eight histologically confirmed canine paraprostatic cysts. Radiographic patterns of mineralization seen are described. Four of the eight dogs had mineralized cysts. Mineralization seen on radiography was not consistently seen on ultrasonography, probably due to the lack of acoustic shadowing artefact from the small depth of mineralized tissue. It is thus concluded that mineralization of paraprostatic cysts is more common than implied in the literature, and that radiography is superior to ultrasonography in identifying its presence.

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