Segmental agenesis of the uterine body, cervix and vagina in a bitch

https://doi.org/10.17221/139/2018-VETMEDCitation:Park C., Son C. (2019): Segmental agenesis of the uterine body, cervix and vagina in a bitch. Veterinarni Medicina, 64: 134-137.
download PDF

This report describes a case of congenital segmental agenesis of the uterine body, cervix and vagina in a bitch. A five-year-old, Pomeranian bitch was presented with anorexia, abdominal distension and absence of the oestrus vulvar discharge. Complementary examinations were performed and ultrasonography revealed marked distention of the uterine horns with fluid-filled thin wall and defects in the uterine-vaginal segment. During surgery, closer inspection of the reproductive tract showed segmental agenesis of the uterine body, cervix and cranial part of vagina. The dog recovered uneventfully and six months later there were no further specific problems.

References:
Batista-Arteaga M, Santana M, Espinosa-de-los-Monteros A, Déniz S, Alamo D, Herráez P (2012): Exuberant Mucometra Associated with Atresia of the Cervix in a Queen. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 47, e71-e74 https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0531.2011.01942.x
 
Jones TC, Hunt RD, King NW (eds) (1996): Veterinary Pathology. 6th edn. Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia. 1149–1221.
 
Kennedy PC, Miller RB (1993): The female genital system. In: Jubb KVF, Kennedy PC, Palmer N (eds): Pathology of Domestic Animals. 4th edn. Academic Press, San Diego. 349–469.
 
McEntee K (1990): Reproductive Pathology of Domestic Mammals. 1st edn. Academic Press, San Diego. 118–124.
 
McIntyre Robin L., Levy Julie K., Roberts John F., Reep Roger L. (2010): Developmental uterine anomalies in cats and dogs undergoing elective ovariohysterectomy. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 237, 542-546 https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.237.5.542
 
Moore KL, Persaud TV (eds) (2008): The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology. 8th edn. Saunders & Elsevier, Philadelphia. 243–269.
 
Oh Ki-Seok, Son Chang-Ho, Kim Bang-Sil, Hwang Shun-Shin, Kim You-Jung, Park Su-Jin, Jeong Jae-Ho, Jeong Cheol, Park Sung-Hee, Cho Kyoung-Oh (2016): Segmental Aplasia of Uterine Body in an Adult Mixed Breed Dog. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 17, 490-492 https://doi.org/10.1177/104063870501700517
 
Schulman ML, Bolton LA (1997): Uterine horn aplasia with complications in two mixed-breed bitches. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 68, 150–153.
 
Vince S, Zevrnja B, Beck A, Folnozic I, Geres D, Samardzija M, Grizelj J, Dobranic T (2011): Unilateral segmental aplasia of the uterine horn in a gravid bitch – a case report. Veterinarski arhiv 81, 691–698.
 
download PDF

© 2019 Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences