- Volume 22 Issue 1
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)
- Published : 1982.04.28
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.