Cyclic estrus-like behaviour associated with an excessive sex-hormone production from an adrenocortical carcinoma in a cat

Meler, Erika N., Scott-Moncrieff, J. Catharine, Peter, Augustine T., Bennett, Sara, Ramos-Vara, Jose, Salisbury, S. Kathleen and Naughton, James F. (2011) Cyclic estrus-like behaviour associated with an excessive sex-hormone production from an adrenocortical carcinoma in a cat. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 13 6: 473-478. doi:10.1016/j.jfms.2011.02.002


Author Meler, Erika N.
Scott-Moncrieff, J. Catharine
Peter, Augustine T.
Bennett, Sara
Ramos-Vara, Jose
Salisbury, S. Kathleen
Naughton, James F.
Title Cyclic estrus-like behaviour associated with an excessive sex-hormone production from an adrenocortical carcinoma in a cat
Journal name Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1098-612X
1532-2750
Publication date 2011-06
Sub-type Other
DOI 10.1016/j.jfms.2011.02.002
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 13
Issue 6
Start page 473
End page 478
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract A 15-year-old, spayed female domestic shorthair cat was evaluated for 1-year duration of cyclic intermittent estrous behavior. Diagnostic testing performed before referral, including baseline progesterone concentration, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) hormone stimulation test and surgical exploratory laparotomy, had remained inconclusive for a remnant ovary. Evaluation of sex hormones before and after adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) administration revealed increased basal concentrations of androstenedione, estradiol, progesterone, and 17α−hydroxyprogesterone and normal ACTH-stimulated hormone concentrations. Enlargement of the right adrenal gland was identified by abdominal ultrasound. The cat underwent an adrenalectomy and histopathology of the excised adrenal gland was consistent with an adrenocortical carcinoma. Clinical signs resolved immediately following surgery, and most hormone concentrations declined to within or below the reference interval (RI) by 2 months after surgery.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Other
Collection: School of Veterinary Science Publications
 
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