Uterine leiomyosarcoma and pyometra in a dog

Vassiliki Tsioli, P.G. Gouletsou, Panayiotis Loukopoulos, Michael Zavlaris, Apostolos D. Galatos

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A seven-year-old entire female, mixed-breed dog, weighing 19 kg, was presented with a 2-day history of abdominal distension, reduced appetite and general dullness. Abdominal palpation revealed a large mass. Radiography showed a large mass occupying the left mid-abdominal area and convoluted loops of tubular fluid opacity occupying the right mid-abdominal area. Ultrasonography revealed a large heterogeneous mass with an anechoic area and some hyperechoic foci, indicative of calcification, in the mid-abdominal area. Furthermore, hypoechoic areas were found in the middle and caudal abdominal area and were presumed to be the fluid-filled uterine horns. At laparotomy, a 10.5x14.5-cm firm mass was found in the uterine body, while the uterine horns were filled with a thick red-brownish exudate; ovariohysterectomy was subsequently performed. A diagnosis of uterine leiomyosarcoma associated with pyometra was established by histopathology and immunohistochemistry.
Original languageEnglish
Article number21265853
Pages (from-to)121-4
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Small Animal Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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