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Publication type: Journal Article
Document type: Case Report

Year: 2003

Author(s): Martinek, B; Huber, J; Weinberger, H; Kofler, J

Title: Fibropapillom am Oberarm einer Fleckviehkuh: ein Fallbericht.

Source: Veterinary Medicine Austria / Wiener Tierärztliche Monatsschrift (90) 220-225.

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Altenbrunner-Martinek Birgit
Huber Johann
Kofler Johann

Vetmed Research Units
University Equine Clinic, Clinical Unit of Equine Surgery
University Clinic for Ruminants, Clinical Unit of Ruminant Medicine
Institute of Pathology

This case report describes the clinical findings and surgical excision of a large fibropapilloma on the right elbow region in a 3.5-year-old Simmental cow. The cow had been referred with the history of a neoplasm of two years duration showing a continuing enlargement. On the lateral aspect of the elbow a tumour nearly spheroid in shape, possibly having its origin in the skin, was diagnosed. This suspected neoplasm weighing 3.85 kg adhered to the subcutaneous tissue with a broad basis in an area of approximately 20 by 18 cm. Owing to its size it was pendulous in the standing cow. The surface of this growth reminded of papilloma-like nodules varying in size from chestnuts to chicken eggs with a carunculated surface. Surgical excision was performed under local anesthesia. Pathohistological examination was consistant with the suspected diagnosis of a neoplasm, the definitive diagnosis of a fibropapilloma was stated.

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