Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi 2018 , Vol 24 , Issue 1
Pregnancy Loss due to Partial Hydatidiform Mole in a Cat
Halit KANCA1, Eray ALCIGIR2, Gizem TEZ1
1Ankara University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, TR-06110 Diskapi, Ankara - TURKEY
2Ankara University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathology, TR-06110 Diskapi, Ankara - TURKEY
DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2017.18264 Molar changes of the placenta are exceptionally rare in animals and in the cat, only one case of partial hydatidiform mole in a stillborn kitten was reported. A 3-year-old female cat was referred for anorexia, vomiting, depression and vaginal discharge. Abdominal distention and pain were noted. Blood count abnormalities were also observed in the cat. A septated, enlarged uterus with anechogenic content was diagnosed on ultrasonographic examination. Ventral midline ovariohysterectomy was performed. An uneventful recovery was observed and total blood count was within normal range on day 3 following ovariohysterectomy. Partial hydatidiform mole diagnosis was made based on the presence of embryos, gross appearance and histopathological findings. This report reflects the clinical presentation and histopathological findings of a partial hydatidiform mole leading to pregnancy loss in the cat. Keywords : Feline, Partial hydatidiform mole