Can you discover the cause?
This two-year-old spayed female cat was presented for evaluation of a large (4- x 4.5- x 5.4-cm) tail mass. On palpation, the mass felt turgid and hot, appeared to be causing pain, and had serosanguineous discharge (see photo above). Radiographs revealed a large soft tissue swelling with lysis of caudal coccygeal vertebral bodies (see photo below).
An excisional biopsy, which was palliative, provided a large sample for histopathologic examination. Representative immunohistochemistry fields from the sample are shown below.