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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Case Report

Year: 2003

Authors: Walzer, C; Kübber-Heiss, A; Bauder, B

Title: Spontaneous uterine fibroleiomyoma in a captive cheetah.

Source: J Vet Med A Physiol Pathol Clin Med. 2003; 50(7):363-365

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Bauder Barbara
Kübber-Heiss Anna
Walzer Christian

Vetmed Research Units
Institute of Pathology

Information on uterine neoplasia in felids and more so in non-domestic felids is sparse. In non-domestic felids, this may be due to the small sample size. A uterine fibroleiomyoma is described in a 17-year-old captive cheetah. The multicentric nodular tumour masses were situated in the myometrium, were well demarcated, non-encapsulated and did not show infiltrative growth. Between the neoplastic cells, numerous of varying width, and irregularly braided bundles and whorls of collagen and reticular fibres were demonstrated. Immunohistochemical examinations revealed positive reactions for both desmin, the marker for smooth and skeletal muscle cells, and vimentin, the marker for fibrocyte-derived cells.

Keywords Pubmed: Acinonyx*
Animals, Wild
Diagnosis, Differential
Uterine Neoplasms/diagnosis
Uterine Neoplasms/pathology
Uterine Neoplasms/ultrasonography
Uterine Neoplasms/veterinary*

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