Ultrasound as an aid to diagnosis of granulosa cell tumour in the mare. Academic Article uri icon


  • The ultrasonic appearance of seven cases of granulosa cell tumour is described, and compared with an ovarian haematoma and an ovarian serous cystadenoma. The granulosa cell tumours varied from being uniformly dense to having one or several large fluid filled cysts. Some tumours resembled the haematoma or cystadenoma and also, in some aspects, normal ovarian structures such as corpora haemorrhagica or follicles in early pregnancy. There was no typical ultrasonographic appearance of the granulosa cell tumours which enabled definitive diagnosis. However, ultrasound may be a diagnostic aid when used in conjunction with the history and findings on rectal palpation.

published proceedings

  • Equine Vet J

author list (cited authors)

  • Hinrichs, K., & Hunt, P. R.

citation count

  • 38

complete list of authors

  • Hinrichs, K||Hunt, PR

publication date

  • March 1990