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Vaginal Leiomyoma in a Bitch and its Management

A. Methai1, M. Shiju Simon, N. Pazhanivel and K. Krishnakumar

Veterinary University Peripheral Hospital, Directorate of Clinics, TANUVAS, Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai - 600 051

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal June 2020: 97 (6) - pages 48 to 49
(Received: January, 2019, Accepted: April, 2020)


An eight years old intact female spitz weighing 9.5 kg was presented with the history of pedunculated growth on the ventral region of vagina since a month. Physical examination of the vagina revealed a half tennis-ball sized mass protruded from the ventral floor, which was pedunculated, reddish, ulcerated and soiled. Haemato-biochemical parameters were within the normal range and fine needle aspiration cytology confirmed vaginal leiomyoma. Under general anaesthesia, the mass was resected and ovario-hysterectomy was performed. After one month, the bitch had an uneventful recovery

Key Words: Dog, vaginal leiomyoma, surgical management.

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