Malignant Sertoli Cell Tumour in a Young Simmenthal Bull – Clinical and Pathological Observations (Short Communication)

Jensen, K. L., Krag, L., Boe-Hansen, G. B., Jensen, H. E. and Lehn-Jensen, H. (2008) Malignant Sertoli Cell Tumour in a Young Simmenthal Bull – Clinical and Pathological Observations (Short Communication). Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 43 6: 760-763. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0531.2007.00991.x


Author Jensen, K. L.
Krag, L.
Boe-Hansen, G. B.
Jensen, H. E.
Lehn-Jensen, H.
Title Malignant Sertoli Cell Tumour in a Young Simmenthal Bull – Clinical and Pathological Observations (Short Communication)
Journal name Reproduction in Domestic Animals   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0936-6768
1439-0531
Publication date 2008-12-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1439-0531.2007.00991.x
Open Access Status
Volume 43
Issue 6
Start page 760
End page 763
Total pages 4
Place of publication Berlin
Publisher Blackwell Wissenschafts Verlag
Language eng
Subject 070206 Animal Reproduction
Abstract Tumours are rare in the bovine testicle. A case of malignant Sertoli cell tumour in a 29-month-old Simmenthal bull that was hospitalized with a history of severe unilateral scrotal swelling is reported. On inspection and palpation, the scrotal sac was found enlarged with fluctuant content in the right side. The right testicle was enlarged, hard and indolent. Also the right plexus pampiniformis and funiculus spermaticus were enlarged. Sonograms revealed severe changes in the right testicle with a loss of homogeneity and multiple hyperechogenic areas. After slaughter, the scrotum with testicles were removed and evaluated pathologically. On section, the right testicle contained areas of necrosis, haemorrhage, and mineralization. Histology showed Sertoli cells in tubular structures surrounded by dense fibrous stroma replacing normal testicular tissue. Both lymphatic and blood vessels were infiltrated by neoplastic cells. Immunohistochemically, the neoplastic cells stained positive for vimentin and negative for cytokeratin and S-100. Based on the pathological observations a diagnosis of right-sided malignant Sertoli cell tumour with vascular invasion and hydrocele was established.
Keyword Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science
Reproductive Biology
Veterinary Sciences
Agriculture
Reproductive Biology
Veterinary Sciences
AGRICULTURE, DAIRY & ANIMAL SCIENCE
REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY
VETERINARY SCIENCES
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Veterinary Science Publications
 
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