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Ultrasonographic appearance and abdominal haemorrhage associated with a juvenile granulosa cell tumour in a foal
Article first published online: 9 FEB 2010
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Equine Veterinary Education
Volume 22, Issue 3, pages 115–120, March 2010
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Harper, J., Stewart, A. J., Kuhnt, L., Waguespack, R. W., Holland, M. and Downs, C. (2010), Ultrasonographic appearance and abdominal haemorrhage associated with a juvenile granulosa cell tumour in a foal. Equine Veterinary Education, 22: 115–120. doi: 10.1111/j.2042-3292.2009.00020.x
- Issue published online: 9 FEB 2010
- Article first published online: 9 FEB 2010
- granulosa thecal cell tumour;
Granulosa cell tumours are commonly identified in mares, but have rarely been identified in equine neonates. This report describes a septic neonatal foal that presented with haemoabdomen secondary to a ruptured ovarian granulosa cell tumour. The ultrasonographic appearance, successful surgical removal and histopathological appearance of the tumour is described. Juvenile ovarian granulosa cell tumours differ histologically from adult granulosa cell tumours. Ultrasound is a useful way to identify haemoabdomen and abdominal masses in foals. Juvenile granulosa cell tumour should be considered as a differential for this combination in neonatal foals.