Pollakisuria in a dwarf goat due to pathologic enlargement of the uterus

Pfister, P; Geissbuehler, U; Wiener, D; Hirsbrunner, G; Kaufmann, C (2007). Pollakisuria in a dwarf goat due to pathologic enlargement of the uterus. Veterinary quarterly, 29(3), pp. 112-6. Germantown, NY: Taylor & Francis

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Pollakisuria in adult goats can be caused by diseases of the urinary tract and by distension of parts of the genital tract leading to irritation of the bladder. Hydrometra is the most common cause of uterine distension in goats and usually can be resolved by prostaglandin injections. But other pathologies of the uterus can generate a similar syndrome. A dwarf goat was presented at the clinic with a history of chronic pollakisuria and tenesm. An initial ultrasonographic examination of the abdomen led to the suspicion of hydrometra, but treatment with injections of prostaglandin were not successful. Blood samples revealed low progesterone and high oestrogen values. A laparotomy was performed and an enlarged uterus with 1.5 L of mucous content and cystic ovaries were found and partially removed. A single solid leiomyoma was diagnosed histologically in the uterine wall. Two months later the goat's condition had deteriorated and therefore she was euthanized. Necropsy and pathohistological examination revealed the presence of a metastasized adenocarcinoma of the uterus. In this case, the pollakisuria provoqued by distension of the uterus was not caused by hydrometra, but by neoplasia. The syndrome and the pathogenesis of the adenocarcinoma in consideration of the hormonal status of the patient is discussed.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Clinic for Ruminants
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DKV - Clinical Radiology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DVK - Clinical Research (discontinued)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Experimental Clinical Research

UniBE Contributor:

Pfister, Patrizia; Geissbühler, Urs; Wiener, Dominique Judith; Hirsbrunner, Gabriela and Kaufmann, Christine

ISSN:

0165-2176

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:54

Last Modified:

03 Feb 2015 10:54

PubMed ID:

17970288

Web of Science ID:

000251020200003

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/22811 (FactScience: 37087)

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