Uterine serosal inclusion cysts in dogs: Pathomorphological and immunohistochemical findings

Vural S. A. , Haligur M. , Özenç E.

KLEINTIERPRAXIS, vol.49, no.6, pp.375-377, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : KLEINTIERPRAXIS
  • Page Numbers: pp.375-377


The present study describes pathomorphological and immunohistochemical findings on uterine serosal inclusion cysts. The material obtained from two female dogs after postpartal ovariohysterectomy. Macroscopically: the cysts with 1-4 mm diameter were present dorsally on the left uterine horn of one of the two animals, whereas cysts of 2-5 mm diameter were detected dorsolaterally on the right horn of the other animal. Microscopically: the cysts revealed a distinct capsule and were surrounded by hyperemic vessels of the subserosa. The inner wall of the cysts was covered by a single-layered flat to cuboidal epithelium. Immunohistochemically estrogen positive cells were detected especially in the uterin glands and ovarial follicles. Epithelial cells belonging to the cysts reacted also positively with anti-cytokeratine sera.