Challenges in diagnosing a peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the ulnar nerve in a dog

Publication date 1st March 2022
Authors A G Salmina, E Castelli, K M Beckmann, N Mauri


In this case report we present the rare case of a distally located peripheral nerve sheath tumor (PNST) of the left ulnar nerve in a two-year-old female Rottweiler dog. We discuss the clinical and diagnostic findings and the challenges of the diagnosis. The dog was successfully treated with a limb sparing partial neurectomy. After surgery, the dog did not show any pain or lameness on long term follow-up.