Disseminated Transmissible Venereal Tumour Associated With Leishmaniasis in a Dog
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2012
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Reproduction in Domestic Animals
Special Issue: Canine and Feline Reproduction VII: Reproductive Biology and Medicine of Domestic and Exotic Carnivores. Proceedings of the 7th Quadrennial International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction. Whistler, Canada. 26-29 July 2012.
Volume 47, Issue Supplement s6, pages 356–358, December 2012
How to Cite
Trevizan, J., Carreira, J., Souza, N., Carvalho, I., Gomes, P., Lima, V., Orlandi, C., Rozza, D. and Koivisto, M. (2012), Disseminated Transmissible Venereal Tumour Associated With Leishmaniasis in a Dog. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 47: 356–358. doi: 10.1111/rda.12110
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 25 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Received: 31 MAY 2012
This report addresses an atypical transmissible venereal tumour in an 8-year-old bitch that was pluriparous and seropositive for leishmaniasis. There were ascites and a serosanguineous discharge from the vulva, but no lesions on the external genital mucosa. An aspirate of the peritoneal fluid showed mononuclear round cells characteristic of transmissible venereal tumour (TVT). Exploratory laparotomy revealed light red, granulomatous structures in the peritoneum, omentum, spleen, liver and uterine horns. Cytological and histopathological tests confirmed the diagnosis of intra-abdominal TVT. Dissemination of the TVT to several organs inside the abdominal cavity probably resulted from immunosuppression caused by leishmaniasis, which favoured the presence and aggressiveness of TVT.