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Multiple perianal infundibular follicular cysts in a dog.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20136788     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case report describes a 7-year-old male cocker spaniel dog with multiple perianal infundibular follicular cysts. Clinically the dog had moderate anal sacculitis, peri-anal pruritus causing it to 'scoot' and lick the area. On examination of the perianal area, there were over 100 firm, well circumscribed papules, ranged from 0.2 to 0.5 cm in diameter with a central pore, and were found in the perianal region. Alopecia was present in the perianal region. The skin tissue in the perianal region resected surgically was submitted for histological examination. Microscopically, the tissue revealed multiple dilated cysts filled with keratins and the papules corresponded to infundibular follicular cysts. The affected dog showed moderate anal sacculitis. Anal sacculitis commonly causes repeated scooting or licking the area around the anus. Therefore, the multiple follicular cysts in the present case appear to be primarily a sequela to chronic external trauma to the perianal area, probably in response to anal sacculitis. To the best of the authors' knowledge, the present report is the first documented case of multiple perianal infundibular follicular cysts in a dog.
Jin-Kyu Park; Il-Hwa Hong; Mi-Ran Ki; Kyung-Sook Hong; Ae-Ri Ji; Sun-Hee Do; Kyu-Shik Jeong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-02-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary dermatology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1365-3164     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-29     Completed Date:  2010-10-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9426187     Medline TA:  Vet Dermatol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  303-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 702-701, South Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Anal Gland Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology*,  surgery
Anal Sacs / pathology
Dog Diseases / diagnosis,  pathology*,  surgery
Follicular Cyst / diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery,  veterinary*
Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery,  veterinary*
Perianal Glands / pathology,  surgery

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