This animal had a vaginal sarcoma and uterine cystic endometrial hyperplasia and pyometra.
Uterus- moderate cystic endometrial hyperplasia and filling of the lumen with neutrophils (pyometra)
Vagina- diffuse expansion of the submucosa and invasion of mucosa and adjacent musculature with varying shaped spindle cells amid abundant fibrovascular stroma; cells are consistent with sarcoma; there is abundant granulation tissue of the tissue that was prolapsed
The first two photos were taken while Jango was still alive. The bulbous tissue coming from her vaginal opening is the cancer. In the last photo much of the tissue has been removed by laser, however the cancer went too deeply into the vagina to be operable.
In the first photo we have removed the diseased reproductive tract. The black arrow head indicates the vagina/vaginal canal which is thickened and cancerous. The black arrow points to the uterine neck/cervix which also is thicker than normal. The blue arrow shows the left uterine horn. Both uterine horns have abnormalities in size, shape, and color. The blue arrow head points to the left ovary. In the second photo the left uterine horn has been cut open to reveal the cystic endometrial hyperplasia. The cells of the uterine wall (endometrium) have multiplied, the endometrial glands have become cystic with mucus, and mucus fills the lumen of the uterus. The white blood cells are indicative of uterine infection (pyometra).
Necropsy and photos: J. Bella Hodges
Veterinary surgeon: R. McKinnis, DVM
Histopathology by IDEXX RADIL
Posted on February 3, 2011, 12:15,
Last updated on April 14, 2011, 14:44