Leiomyoma of the Uterine Cervix in Two Dogs

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  • Cho, Ho-Seong (Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Cho, Kyoung-Oh (Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Park, Nam-Yong (Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University)
  • 조호성 (전남대학교 수의과대학 수의병리학교실) ;
  • 조경오 (전남대학교 수의과대학 수의병리학교실) ;
  • 박남용 (전남대학교 수의과대학 수의병리학교실)
  • Published : 2001.12.01

Abstract

Masses of the uterine cervix were detected from two dogs, being a 2-year-old female Yorkshire tarrier and a 12-year-old female Basset Hound. Grossly, the masses measuring 3.O$\times$3.O$\times$4.0 cm and 12.O$\times$l2.O$\times$10.07m were prominent, sharply circumscribed, fleshy tumors in the uterine cervix. Histologically, the masses consisted of smooth muscle cells interwoven in bundles, some of which were cut longitudinally (elongated nuclei) and others transversely. Tumor cell nuclei were ordinarily cigar shaped and had rounded blunt ends in the longitudinal plane. There were low mitotic figures without abnormal ones. From these results, these cases were diagnosed as leiomyoma of the uterine cervix. To our Knowledge, no similar tumors have been reported in the uterine cervix.