Comparative Clinical Pathology

, Volume 22, Issue 6, pp 1251–1254 | Cite as

Granulosa cell tumour in a female dromedary camel

  • A. AliEmail author
  • F. A. Al-Sobayil
  • M. Tharwat
  • E. E. Mehana
  • A. Al-Hawas
Brief Communication


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.


Female 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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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Ali
    • 1
    Email author
  • F. A. Al-Sobayil
    • 1
  • M. Tharwat
    • 1
  • E. E. Mehana
    • 2
    • 3
  • A. Al-Hawas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture and Veterinary MedicineQassim UniversityBuraydahSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, College of Veterinary MedicineAlexandria UniversityAlexandriaEgypt
  3. 3.Department of Pathology, College of MedicineQassim UniversityBuraydahSaudi Arabia

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