The authors would like to thank Dr Dale Bjorling for his help in editing the manuscript.
Resection cystoplasty of a squamous cell carcinoma in a mare
Version of Record online: 5 JAN 2010
2009 EVJ Ltd
Equine Veterinary Education
Volume 21, Issue 5, pages 263–266, May 2009
How to Cite
Serena, A., Naranjo, C., Koch, C. and Darien, B. J. (2009), Resection cystoplasty of a squamous cell carcinoma in a mare. Equine Veterinary Education, 21: 263–266. doi: 10.2746/095777309X400298
- Issue online: 5 JAN 2010
- Version of Record online: 5 JAN 2010
- squamous cell carcinoma;
A 22-year-old Arabian mare was examined for evaluation of haematuria of 2 months' duration. Complete blood cell count and chemistry revealed anaemia of chronic disease (i.e. normocytic, normochromic) and hypoproteinaemia. Cystoscopy revealed a haemorrhagic mass protruding into the lumen of the urinary bladder in the apical region. The mass was surgically removed by partial cystectomy performed through a caudal ventral midline laparotomy. Histological examination of the mass confirmed the diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma. Tumours of the equine urinary bladder are rare, and when a partial cystectomy is indicated, a caudal ventral midline laparotomy may provide adequate surgical exposure even in adult horses.