Malignant lymphoma in an aborted bovine fetus

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  • Lee, Jung-keun (College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University) ;
  • Kim, Jae-hoon (National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service) ;
  • Kim, Jin-hyun (College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University) ;
  • Lee, Byung-chun (College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University) ;
  • Hwang, Woo-suk (College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University) ;
  • Kim, Young-chan (Paju Dairy Clinic) ;
  • Kim, Dae-yong (College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University)
  • Accepted : 2001.01.30
  • Published : 2001.03.20

Abstract

A case of disseminated lymphoblastic lymphosarcoma is reported in an aborted bovine fetus 7 month in gestation. Grossly, numerous tan firm nodules, 2 to 5 mm in diameter were scattered throughout the myocardium and skeletal muscle. The corticomedullary junction of the kidney was discolored to whitish tinct. Histologically, compact sheet of monomorphic lymphoblastic lymphoid cell infiltration was noted in the myocardium and skeletal muscle. Neoplastic cell infiltration was also noted in the corticomeullary junction and deep cortical regions of the kidney, lung and the liver. This is believed to be the first reported case of lymphosarcoma in an aborted bovine fetus in Korea.