Cervical leiomyoma in a dairy cow during pregnancy

Sendag S., Cetin Y., Alan M., Llhan F., Eski F., Wehrend A.

ANIMAL REPRODUCTION SCIENCE, vol.103, pp.355-359, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 103
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2007.05.018
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.355-359
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


In the present report we describe a case of cervical leiomyoma that was diagnosed at parturition in a Holstein cow. The tumor mass, which measured 25.5 cm x 21.5 cm x 14.5 cm in size and weighed 4.5 kg, was removed surgically. The tumor was solid, well circumscribed, whitish-pink colored, and encapsulated. The tumor was diagnosed as leiomyoma. The leiomyoma. had no adverse effects on pregnancy. This is the first report of a bovine cervical leiomyoma during parturition. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.