Vulvar squamous cell carcinoma in situ within viral papillomas in an aged Quarter Horse mare

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  • M. A. Smith,

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    1. University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center, George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348, USA
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  • D. G. Levine,

    1. University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center, George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348, USA
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  • L. M. Getman,

    1. University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center, George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348, USA
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  • E. J. Parente,

    1. University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center, George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348, USA
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  • J. B. Engiles

    1. University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center, George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348, USA
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*University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center, George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348, USA

Summary

This report describes the diagnosis and treatment of vulvar papillomatosis with carcinoma in situ in a 25-year-old mare. Papillomavirus was demonstrated via immunohistochemical staining of biopsies of the lesion. The papillomas were removed via laser excision and the surrounding vulvar tissue injected with 5-fluorouracil. Additional more extensive laser excisions were required due to recurrence.

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