Testicular disorder of sexual development with cryptorchidism, penile hypoplasia and hypospadias in a giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa)

Journal of the South African Veterinary Association


 
 
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Title Testicular disorder of sexual development with cryptorchidism, penile hypoplasia and hypospadias in a giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa)
 
Creator Meuffels, Janine Luther-Binoir, Ilse Daffue, Willem Deacon, Francois Mitchell, Emily P.
 
Subject Veterinary medicine; Pathology cryptorchidism; disorder of sexual development; Giraffa camelopardalis; hypospadias; penile abnormality
Description Disorders of sexual development (DSD) in wild mammals are rarely described. A male South African giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa) was identified with bilateral cryptorchidism. The testes were intra-abdominal, smaller and less ovoid than in normal male giraffes. The right testis was situated more cranially than the left and connected to a longer deferent duct with normal ampullae. One distended vesicular gland filled with mucoid material was identified. A short penis, situated in the perineal area, was directed caudally and presented hypospadias. Histologically, testicular hypoplasia was present; the epididymis tubules contained no spermatozoa and the deferent duct and vesicular gland were inflamed. The blood testosterone concentration was 16.27 nmol/L and oestrone sulphate concentration was 0.03 ng/mL. The aetiology of the abnormalities is unknown.
 
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Date 2020-03-26
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Necropsy
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Identifier 10.4102/jsava.v91i0.1971
 
Source Journal of the South African Veterinary Association; Vol 91 (2020); 6 pages 2224-9435 1019-9128
 
Language eng
 
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