Case Report

Unilateral subcutaneous fibroma in the distal femoral region of a 5-year-old Nooitgedacht mare

Luke A. Poore, Neil Duncan, June Williams
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 89 | a1636 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v89i0.1636 | © 2018 Luke A. Poore, Neil Duncan, June Williams | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 November 2017 | Published: 05 December 2018

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Luke A. Poore, Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Neil Duncan, Department of Paraclinical Studies, University of Pretoria, South Africa
June Williams, Department of Paraclinical Studies, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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Abstract

A non-ossified unilateral subcutaneous fibroma was diagnosed in the distal femoral region of a 5-year-old Nooitgedacht mare. Histopathological examination of the excised mass revealed long interweaving bundles of semi-mature monotonous collagenous connective tissue with fusiform nuclei without mitotic figures. The mare made an uneventful recovery following surgical removal of the neoplasm. Subcutaneous fibromas should be considered in the differential diagnosis of skin swellings associated with the limbs of horses.

Keywords

horse; unilateral; subcutaneous; fibroma; non-ossifying

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