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Title: Exuberant mucometra associated with atresia of the cervix in a queen
Authors: Batista-Arteaga, M. 
Santana, M.
Espinosa-de-los-Monteros, A.
Déniz, S. 
Alamo, D.
Herráez, P. 
UNESCO Clasification: 3109 Ciencias veterinarias
Keywords: Endometrial Hyperplasia
Pyometra
Cats
Features
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: 0936-6768
Journal: Reproduction in Domestic Animals 
Abstract: This short communication reports the clinical, ultrasonographic and histopathological findings in a cat with atresia of the uterine cervix and mucometra. After 6months of continuous oestrous behaviour, a remarkable abdominal enlargement was observed in a 14-year-old queen. A presumptive diagnosis of mucometra was concluded after the ultrasound evaluation and based on clinical signs and blood analyses. Ovariohysterectomy revealed a notable symmetrical distension (4-5cm in diameter) of both uterine horns that were filled with fluid (690ml); microbiological analyses confirmed the aseptic nature of the uterine fluid. Ovarian follicular cysts and cystic subsurface epithelial structures, >1.5cm in diameter, were present in both ovaries and no corpora lutea were observed. Gross and microscopic evaluation of the uterus confirmed the development of cystic endometrial hyperplasia and the absence of an internal cervical os. The endometrial hyperplasia and mucometra could have developed as a consequence of repeated oestrogenic stimulation. © 2011 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/47804
ISSN: 0936-6768
DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0531.2011.01942.x
Source: Reproduction in Domestic Animals[ISSN 0936-6768],v. 47
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