Thyroid storm in a dog secondary to thyroid carcinoma.
ObjectiveTo describe the clinical presentation, clinical course, and management of a dog with thyroid storm (TS) secondary to a functional thyroid carcinoma.
Case summaryA 12-year-old neutered female Golden Retriever was evaluated for severe weight loss, hyperthermia, and tachycardia. The dog had a ventral neck mass and markedly increased thyroxine concentration. Cervical ultrasound showed a suspected left thyroid mass with invasion into the jugular vein. Despite aggressive therapy, the patient progressed to a clinical TS. Postmortem examination was supportive of the clinical diagnosis.
New or unique information providedTo the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of TS in a dog.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Langohr, I. (2021). Thyroid storm in a dog secondary to thyroid carcinoma.. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care https://doi.org/10.1111/vec.13051