Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-10972
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A 3-year-old female rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculi) presented with apathy and indisposition for 2–3 days. Palpation revealed a mass in the caudal abdomen, namely, in the wall of the uterus.
Ovariohysterectomy was performed, and the tissues were submitted for histopathologic examination.
The mass consisted of 3 different (trophoblastic, syncytiotrophoblastic, and cytotrophoblastic) neoplastic cell types originating from the uterus. Immunohistochemistry was positive for cytokeratin in all 3 neoplastic cell types, and the syncytiotrophoblasts were positive also for human chorionic
gonadotropin. Together these features allow the diagnosis choriocarcinoma. This report documents the first case of a spontaneous choriocarcinoma in a rabbit.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Veterinary Pathology|
|DDC:||570 Life sciences; biology|
|Deposited On:||21 Jan 2009 11:06|
|Last Modified:||28 Nov 2013 02:21|
|Publisher:||American College of Veterinary Pathologists|
|Citations:||Web of Science®. Times Cited: 4|
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