Renal mucus gland cystadenomas in a horse

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A 35-year-old horse was submitted to the necropsy service at the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center. At necropsy, multiple 1-4-cm-diameter cystic structures were incidentally identified unilaterally in the right renal medulla and the cortex. On histologic examination, the cystic structures compressed the normal renal architecture, were lined by tall columnar epithelium that formed occasional papillary projections, and contained large amounts of mucicarmine and periodic acid-Schiff-positive mucinous material. The masses were diagnosed as renal mucus-gland cystadenomas. This tumor should be considered as a differential diagnosis when cystic structures are identified in the equine kidney.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)520-522
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008


  • Cystadenoma
  • Equids
  • Kidney
  • Mucus gland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Veterinary


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