Uterine Leiomyoma and Prolapse in a Live-stranded Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis). Academic Article uri icon


  • A uterine prolapse associated with a leiomyoma (fibroid) was observed in a live-stranded Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis). A 7cm segment of the reproductive tract including the cervix, uterine neck and caudal uterine body had intussuscepted and prolapsed into the cranial vaginal vault. In the leading edge of the intussuscepted/prolapsed uterine wall was a 633.5cm leiomyoma expanding the myometrium. The leiomyoma and prolapse were associated with necrotizing exposure endometritis. This is the first report of a uterine prolapse associated with a leiomyoma in a cetacean. This lesion was believed to be the underlying cause of the live stranding.

published proceedings

  • J Comp Pathol

altmetric score

  • 7

author list (cited authors)

  • Daz-Delgado, J., Fernndez, A., Edwards, J. F., Sierra, E., Xuriach, A., Garca-lvarez, N., ... Arbelo, M.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Díaz-Delgado, J||Fernández, A||Edwards, JF||Sierra, E||Xuriach, A||García-Álvarez, N||Sacchini, S||Groch, KR||Andrada, M||Arbelo, M

publication date

  • January 2015