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Intestinal dermoid cyst in a German shepherd dog

Mehdi Saberi, Omid Azari, Reza Kheirandish, Rokhsana Rasouli, Maryam Aghazamani, Elham Mohebbi
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 84, No 1 | a911 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v84i1.911 | © 2013 Mehdi Saberi, Omid Azari, Reza Kheirandish, Rokhsana Rasouli, Maryam Aghazamani, Elham Mohebbi | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 July 2012 | Published: 25 June 2013

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Mehdi Saberi, Department of Clinical Sciences, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Omid Azari, Department of Clinical Sciences, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Reza Kheirandish, Department of Pathobiology, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Rokhsana Rasouli, Leishmaniasis Research Centre, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Maryam Aghazamani, Research Centre for Modelling in Health, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Elham Mohebbi, Research Center for Modling Health, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran, Islamic Republic of


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Abstract

A two-year-old male German shepherd dog was admitted to Shahid Bahonar Veterinary Hospital with clinical signs that included lethargy, anorexia, vomiting, abdominal pain and dehydration. Physical examination revealed nothing significant. Routine paraclinical tests only revealed a stress leukogram. Radiography revealed a mass in the stomach. Whilst performing a laparotomy, the surgeon observed an unusual mass in the subserosal layer of the proximal part of the jejunum. The histopathology of the mass revealed some scattered sebaceous and sweat glands associated with the cyst wall that confirmed the diagnosis of a dermoid cyst. Intestinal dermoid cysts are very rare and to our knowledge this is the first report of an intestinal dermoid cyst in a dog.


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Dermoid cyst; intestinal; German shepherd; dog

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