Vaginal prolapse by ovarian follicular cysts in a female Jin-do dog

  • Kim, Bang-Sil (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Kim, Hee-Su (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Kim, Ki-Chul (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Park, Chul-Ho (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Oh, Ki-Seok (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Son, Chang-Ho (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University)
  • Accepted : 2008.06.12
  • Published : 2008.08.01

Abstract

A six-year-old, female Jin-do dog was referred for the recurrence of vaginal prolapse. Less than 7 months previously, the dog with the vaginal prolapse had been treated with hormone therapy because ultrasonography had identified a single follicular cyst in the left ovary. Three months after the first visit, the dog came into heat and the vaginal prolapse recurred. Ultrasonography showed multiple follicular cysts in both ovaries and radioimmunoassay detected a plasma estradiol-$17{\beta}$ concentration of 13.3 pg/ml. Treatment involved the repositioning of the vaginal prolapsed, ovariohysterectomy and the resection of the protruding tissue. The dog had been completely recovered two months later after the treatment.

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