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Cysts Figure 1

Figure 1: Uterine cysts
Case history and photos

History

Hairless female rat.

Clinical Signs

Presented with signs of an enlarged abdomen and vaginal discharge.

Diagnosis

Primary diagnosis was possible uterine cyst.

Treatment

Surgery was planned for hysterectomy. During the procedure it was discovered that there were two bilateral uterine horn cysts filled with fluid, later believed to be cystadenocarcinoma. It was further determined that metastatic seeding of tumors were also present, however, the primary site for the seeded tumors was never determined.

Outcome

Because of the extent of malignancy discovered during the procedure, it was arranged to allow euthanasia for this little sweetheart to prevent any further suffering.

Photos

Front view
Photo 1: Showing abdominal distention.
  side view

Photo 2: Showing side view of abdomen.

discharge
Photo 3: Showing discharge.
  cyst
Photo 4: Showing uterine cyst.

cyst
Photo 5: Showing additional view of cyst.
  seeding
Photo 6: Seeding of tumors with attachment to cysts.

Photos: J. “Bella” Hodges

Posted on June 29, 2003, 13:29, Last updated on April 8, 2010, 14:16 | Figures



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