Canine vaginal leiomyoma diagnosed by CT vaginourethrography. Academic Article uri icon


  • A 13 yr old female spayed Labrador retriever presented for vulvar bleeding. Abdominal radiographs revealed a soft tissue mass in the ventral pelvic canal. A computed tomography (CT) exam and a CT vaginourethrogram localized the mass to the vagina, helped further characterize the mass, and aided in surgical planning. A total vaginectomy was performed and the histologic diagnosis was leiomyoma. Vaginal tumors make up 1.9-3% of all tumors. Seventy-three percent of vaginal tumors are benign, and 83% of those are leiomyomas. Leiomyomas often have a good long-term prognosis with surgical resection. The diagnostic investigation of this case report utilized a multimodal imaging approach to determine the extent and respectability of the vaginal mass. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first report describing a CT vaginourethrogram.

published proceedings

  • J Am Anim Hosp Assoc

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Weissman, A., Jimnez, D., Torres, B., Cornell, K., & Holmes, S. P.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Weissman, Andrea||JimĂ©nez, David||Torres, Brian||Cornell, Karen||Holmes, Shannon P

publication date

  • November 2013