• Thayla Jamile Ramalho Venâncio Centro Universitário Ingá
  • Débora Regina da Silva
  • Yohana Gonçalves Vieira
  • Camila André Fiorato


Diagnostic, Male sexual Glands, Neoplasms


The Prostate is a gland attached to the male reproductive tract, the urinary vesicle being caudal, ventral to the rectum and dorsal to the pubic symphysis. In this region, diseases such as: bacterial prostatitis, prostatic cyst, benign prostatic hyperplasia, abscesses and neoplasms are frequently found. Among neoplasms, adenocarcinoma is reported more frequently. The most common clinical signs observed are dysuria, strangeness, hematuria, pyuria, gastroenteric problems, signs of systemic disease and limited mobility. This study aims to report a clinical case of a male canine, diagnosed with prostatic adenocarcinoma, seen at the Veterinary Clinic of Centro Universitário Ingá - Uningá, Maringá, Brazil. The animal showed clinical signs compatible with prosthetic diseases. The diagnosis of the disease was based on history, clinical findings and complementary exams. On physical examination, there was an increase in abdominal sensitivity and asymmetry and firm consistency of the organ during digital rectal examination. In turn, ultrasound examinations showed changes in contour and heterogeneous echotexture. The main hematological changes observed were neutrophilic leukocytosis. However, the definitive diagnosis was obtained through cytology and histopathological examination, in which adenocarcinoma was confirmed. The animal underwent a prostatectomy, but died four months after the operation. Thus, it was possible to conclude that the localized adenocarcinoma contained a poor prognosis, thus emphasizing the importance of carrying out routine complementary tests for the early diagnosis of the disease.


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How to Cite

Venâncio, T. J. R., da Silva, D. R., Vieira, Y. G., & Fiorato, C. A. (2019). ADENOCARCINOMA IN A DOG PROSTATE: CASE REPORT. Uningá Review, 34(4), 1–11. Retrieved from



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