Sacrococcygeal teratoma neonatal feline: case report

Fernanda Vieira Henrique, Angélica Ramalho de Araújo Leite, Carla Lauise Rodrigues Menezes, Almir Pereira de Souza, Priscila Maria Silva do Carmo, Antônio Flávio Medeiros Dantas

Abstract


Teratomas are embryonal benign tumors formed by different types of tissues derived from the three germ layers, found most commonly in the ovaries and testicles, mainly in horses and humans. It is reported a case of teratoma occurred in a cat of three months of age, male and mongrel. Clinically the animal showed increase of volume of 13 x 7.0 x 4.0 cm extension of smooth and firm and floating areas in the base of the tail, observed by owner from birth and progressive growth. In the radiographic examination of the tail were observed radiopaque areas diffusely distributed on the entire tumor mass. The animal was undergoing excision of the mass and the material was sent for histopathological examination which was diagnosed teratoma. The animal recovered from surgery, which is the only treatment recommended in this case.


Keywords


Surgery; Cat; Histopathology; Embryonal tumor.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2014v35n1p375

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
E-mail: semina.agrarias@uel.br
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