Abdominal Maduromycosis in a dog

개의 복강(腹腔) Maduromycosis

  • Bak, Ung-Bok (College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University) ;
  • Cheong, Chang-Kook (College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University) ;
  • Lim, Chang-Hyeong (College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University)
  • 박응복 (서울대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 정창국 (서울대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 임창형 (서울대학교 수의과대학)
  • Published : 1982.04.28

Abstract

A massive mycetoma was observed in the abdominal cavity of a 3-year-old spayed female Labrador Retriever dog originated from France. The mycetoma lesion involved adhesion with one-half of the spleen, several portions of the small and large intestine, and the diaphragem. Histologically the distinct hypertrophy of the intestinal muscle layer, wide-spread deposition of the hemosiderin through the affected abdominal organs and thrombosis of splenic arterioles with atheromatous change were recognized as persistant, debilitating changes of the affected organs. From the histological appearance of the fungal colonies it was presumed that the causative fungus to be identified as Allescheria boydii.

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