Issue One 2017
2017, Vol. 4, issue 1, (March)
Case study of hydrometra and uterine adenocarcinoma in a pet rabbit
Hydrometra is the accumulation of fluid within the uterine cavity. Hydrometra may be manifested alone or in combination with other manifestations of reproductive pathology. The current paper presents a case study of a female pet rabbit. The rabbit was brought to the clinic with complaints in the gastrointestinal system. Initial symptoms had been resolved and the rabbit was brought to the clinic for a second time. Physical examination revealed an enlarged abdomen with fluctuations and a soft-elastic texture; the body temperature was normal: 39.3°С; the breathing and heartbeat were normal. Examination of the genitalia didn’t present any discharges or signs of any infection. Ultrasound was performed, with a 3.5-7 MHz micro-convex transducer, B-mode in real time. Transabdominal ultrasonography revealed an enlarged uterus due to an anechoic structure. Clinical assessment led to the diagnosis hydrometra and was based on the anamnesis, physical status, ultrasound and blood tests including chemistry and haematology. The owners were advised that surgical extraction of the uterus had to be performed.
Authors:Kalin Hristov; Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anesthesiology,Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of VeterinaryMedicine, University of Forestry;
Nikolay Mehandzhiyski; Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anesthesiology,Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of VeterinaryMedicine, University of Forestry;
Iliya Peev; Department of Domestic Non-communicableDiseases, Pathology and Pharmacology, Faculty ofVeterinary Medicine, University of Forestry;
Georgi Georgiev; Department of Anatomy, Histology and Physiology,Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Forestry;