A Humerus Puzzle
January 4, 2018
Radiograph of an 11 year old male Labrador.
- What’s your presumptive diagnosis?
- How would you confirm your suspicion?
- What else should you do?
- Lytic lesion in the left humerus – possible osteosarcoma.
- Take a bone biopsy to confirm the diagnosis.
- Take a lateral radiograph (see picture) which would have shown a complete fracture of the humerus. Therefore, amputation (and a biopsy) would likely be the next step, as opposed to only a biopsy. Of course, thoracic radiographs are also in order. Morale of the story: there is no such thing as 1 view.
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