Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Ovary: neoplasia - overview

Contributor(s): Jean Pierre Held, Prof Derek Knottenbelt, William Ley, Rob Lofstedt, Graham Munroe, Elaine Watson, Anna Hollis

Ovarian neoplasia

  • Ovarian tumors are relatively common in mares (up to 5% of all neoplasms).
  • They can be classified according to their tissue of origin as sex cord-stromal tumors, epithelial tumors or germ cell tumors.

Granulosa cell tumor

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Teratoma

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Serous cystadenoma

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Dysgerminoma

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Adenocarcinoma

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Henson F M D & Dobson J M (2004) Use of radiation therapy in the treatment of equine neoplasia. Equine Vet Educ 16 (6), 315-318.
  • Held J P et al (1982) Serous cystadenoma in a mare. JAVMA 181, 5-6 PubMed.
  • Stickle R L, Erb R E, Fessler J F & Runnels L J (1975) Equine granulosa cell tumors. JAVMA 167 (2), 148-151 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Knottenbelt D C, Patterson-Kane J C & Snalune K L (2015) Clinical Equine Oncology. Elsevier, London.
  • Moll H D & Slone D E (1998) Surgery of the Ovaries. In: Large Animal Urogenital Surgery. 2nd edn. Williams & Wilkins. pp 137-141. ISBN: 0 683 09230 8.


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