SERTOLI-LEYDIG CELL TUMOUR IN A FEMALE DROMEDARY CAMEL
Journal Year: 2019
Journal Month: December
Published On: 29-01-2020 07:16:00
Article DOI: 10.5958/2277-8934.2019.00046.8

Ahmed Ali1,2, Derar Derar1,2, Khaled M.A. Hassanein3,4, Abdella Al-Howas1,Madeh Sadan1, El-Sayed El-Shafaey1 and Fahd A. Al-Sobyil1
1Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture and
Veterinary Medicine, Qassim University, P.O. Box 6622 - Buraidah 51452, Saudi Arabia
2Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Theriogenology, Assiut University, Egypt
3Department of Pathology and Clinical Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Assiut University, Egypt
4Medical Research Centre, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia


ABSTRACT


The present study described the first case of Sertoli-Leydig cell tumour in dromedary camel. An 8-year-old, primiparous, female dromedary was presented with a history of failure of conception. The camel had normal calving since 1.5 years. The animal was in good health condition. Trans-rectally, a firm, round, smooth, mass (~9 cm in diameter) was palpated bulging out of the surface of the right ovary. Ultrasonographically, the right ovary was enlarged, homogenous, but with some cystic areas. Unilateral ovarioectomy was performed. Microscopically, the ovarian cortex was composed of tubules of immature Sertoli cells. There were large leydig cells. Alpha-inhibin was expressed uniformly within the cytoplasm of the majority of cells lining tubules, thus confirming classification of the lesions as Sertoli-Leydig cell tumour.
Key words: Dromedary, ovary, Sertoli-Leydig cell, tumourof


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