Granulosa cell tumour in a female dromedary camel
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A 14-year-old female dromedary camel was examined for failure of conception. Ultrasonography revealed a mass of mixed echogenicity involving the left ovary, which was later surgically removed. The cut surface was multilocular. Upon microscopic examination, a mature granulosa cell tumour (GCT) was found. Laboratory examination revealed neutrophilia, increased albumin and blood urea nitrogen and decreased globulin, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. Oestrogen, progesterone, and testosterone were within the normal values. This appears to be the first description of GCT in dromedary camels.
KeywordsFemale camel Granulosa cell tumour Infertility Ovary
The authors would like to thank N. Peachy, English Professor, Deanship for Educational Services, Qassim University, for language revision.
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