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Primary Prostatic Adenocarcinoma in a Domestic Short-Haired Cat
M Tesi1, T Mannucci1, M Succi2, V Baldassarre3, A Rota1 and S Citi1
1Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Pisa, San Piero a Grado, Pisa, Italy
2Valdinievole Veterinary Clinic, Monsummano Terme, Pistoia, Italy
3San Marco Private Veterinary Laboratory, Padova, Italy
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An 8-years-old, domestic short-haired cat was presented for constipation and symptoms referable to the lower urinary tract. A solid mass located in the caudal area of the abdomen was palpated. Abdominal ultrasonography, positive-contrast retrograde urethrocystography and total body computed tomography showed the presence of a prostatic neoformation occupying almost completely the pelvic cavity. The neoformation displaced dorsolaterally the descending colon and completely englobed the prostatic urethra, without apparent involvement of the urethral lumen. Histopathologic examination revealed a prostatic carcinoma. Neoplastic cells showed a moderate to intense cytoplasmatic expression of AE1/AE3, while no expression of cytokeratin 7 and Uroplakin III was observed. Topographical, histological and immunohistochemical findings were consistent with a diagnosis of primary adenocarcinoma of the prostate body.

To Cite This Article: Tesi M, Mannucci T, Succi M, Baldassarre V, Rota A and Citi S, xxxx. Primary prostatic adenocarcinoma in a domestic short-haired cat. Pak Vet J.


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