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Skin: tail gland hyperplasia

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Introduction

  • Common.
  • Cause: hyperandrogenism?
  • Signs: hyperplasia of that region on dorsal surface of tail which bears simple rather than compound hair follicles, numerous sebaceous and hepatoid glands; may become infected.
  • Diagnosis: clinical signs, age of onset, histopathology.
  • Treatment: none needed in most cases, castration in severe cases.
  • Prognosis: good.

Pathogenesis

Pathophysiology

  • Androgens → enlarged sebaceous glands (hyperplastic or cystic).
  • Absolute or relative hyperandrogenism → hyperplasia of sebaceous glands, perianal hepatoid glands or both.
  • Primary or secondary seborrhea.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Rosychvk R A W (1998) Cutaneous manifestations of endocrine disease in dogs. Comp Cont Ed Pract Vet 20 (3), 287-303 VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

  • Scott D W, Miller W H & Griffin C E (2001) EdsVeterinary Dermatology.Philadelphia: W B Saunders, pp 1045-1046.

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