Ultrasonography of a ureteral and bladder fungal granuloma caused by Scedosporium apiospermum in a basset hound.

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Abstract

A 5-year-old, spayed female, Basset Hound was referred for evaluation of a urinary bladder mass. Ultrasonographic images revealed a large, inhomogeneous, hypoechoic mass associated with the dorsal wall of the neck of the urinary bladder and left ureter. Partial cystectomy and left ureteral reimplantation were performed. Histopathology showed a severe inflammatory mass lesion forming multiple granulomas. A DNA sequencing test revealed Scedosporium apiospermum as the causative agent. Susceptibility tests on the isolated strain indicated susceptibility to voriconazole. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report describing S. apiospermum as a cause of granulomas involving the canine ureterovesicular junction.

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