Ovarian teratoma in a dog


Gulcubuk A. , Altun E. D. , Bozkurt E. R. , Sontas B. H. , Haktanir D.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.36, no.5, pp.573-576, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/vet-1103-31
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.573-576

Abstract

A 3-year-old female dog was referred to the clinics of İstanbul University with the complaint of abdominal

distention. On the basis of the clinical fi ndings and ultrasonography, a mass was detected in the left ovary. An

ovariohysterectomy was performed. Grossly, the mass, with dimensions of 15 ~ 11 ~ 8 cm, weighed 1.2 kg and contained

hairs, cysts, fat, bone, and cartilage on the cut surface. Histology revealed the occurrence of well-diff erentiated

components of all 3 germ layers and the mass was diagnosed as a benign mature cystic teratoma.

A 3-year-old female dog was referred to the clinics of Istanbul University with the complaint of abdominal distention. On the basis of the clinical findings and ultrasonography, a mass was detected in the left ovary. An ovariohysterectomy was performed. Grossly, the mass, with dimensions of 15 x 11 x 8 cm, weighed 1.2 kg and contained hairs, cysts, fat, bone, and cartilage on the cut surface. Histology revealed the occurrence of well-differentiated components of all 3 germ layers and the mass was diagnosed as a benign mature cystic teratoma.