A case of squamous cell carcinoma in an ewe

Imad Ibrahim Ali Al-Sultan, and Mohd Azam Khan Goriman Khan, and Jasni Sabri, and Abd Rahman Aziz, (2013) A case of squamous cell carcinoma in an ewe. Journal of Advanced Biomedical & Pathobiology Research, 3 (4). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2231-9123

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Squamous cell carcinoma is a tumour frequently found to occur in the reproductive tract of sheep. This report describes the gross and histopathological characteristics of squamous cell carcinoma on the head of an ewe. A sheep with a large mass of 9 X 15cm on the right lateral frontal region of the head was submitted for post mortem. Necropsy examination revealed a firm, black lump with multiple cavitations containing whitish pus. The neoplastic mass infiltrated and extended, completely covered the right eye. Other adjacent structures appeared normal. Histopathological examination showed typical neoplastic squamous epithelial cells arranged as islands and cords invading the basal membrane and dermis from the epidermis. There were focal areas of necrosis, frequent and massive keratinisation and pronounced infiltration of inflammatory cells predominantly mononuclear’s. This paper reports a well differentiated malignancy of skin squamous epithelial/epidermal cells forming a carcinomatous mass at a site of the head with abscess of skin not previously reported in ewe.

Item Type: Non-Indexed Article
Keywords: Tumour: Ewe: Squamous epithelium: Skin
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Deposited By: En. Pahmi Abdullah
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2017 04:36
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2017 04:36
URI: http://umkeprints.umk.edu.my/id/eprint/8238

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