Apocrine adenocarcinoma of possible sweat gland origin in a male rabbit

J Small Anim Pract. 2006 Sep;47(9):541-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2006.00113.x.


A five-year-old, male crossbreed rabbit was referred for acute caudal abdominal swelling. On physical examination, the rabbit was slightly depressed and showed an enlarged subcutaneous cyst in the caudal abdomen and an adjacent small, ulcerated solid mass. A drainage tube was placed in the cystic area, and surgical resection of the solid mass was performed. The histopathological diagnosis of the mass was apocrine adenocarcinoma. To the authors' knowledge, this report describes the first case of spontaneous apocrine adenocarcinoma of possible sweat gland origin in a male rabbit.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis
  • Adenocarcinoma / pathology
  • Adenocarcinoma / surgery
  • Adenocarcinoma / veterinary*
  • Animals
  • Apocrine Glands / pathology*
  • Apocrine Glands / surgery
  • Male
  • Rabbits*
  • Sweat Gland Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Sweat Gland Neoplasms / pathology
  • Sweat Gland Neoplasms / surgery
  • Sweat Gland Neoplasms / veterinary*