Author : AL-Annaz, M.Th.


Vaginal fibrosarcoma in bitch: a case report

E.R. AL-Kenanny; O.H. AL-Hyani; M.Th. AL-Annaz

Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2013, Volume 27, Issue 2, Pages 119-121
DOI: 10.33899/ijvs.2013.82822

A nine year–old wolf bitch was admitted to the surgical section of veterinary clinic teaching hospital in Mosul with abnormal mass occupying relatively the vulvar opening. According to the case history of owner, the bitch was suffered from varying degree of difficulty during parturition due to presence of this mass that showed during and after parturition. Appetite and all body health condition were normal. Clinical examination revealed presence of mass like tumor attached to the vaginal wall with numerous nodules or small growths originated also from wall of vulva near to large mass. The large growth was protruded completely through the vagina without any vaginal prolapse. After general anesthesia with ketamine and xylazine, the mass was surgically removed. Histopathological sections were revealed presence of fibrosarcoma which represented by arrangement of cells that have features of malignancy like darkly staining nuclei (hyperchromasia). The mass was diagnosed as a well-differentiated fibrosarcoma.