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Cutaneous apocrine cystomatosis in three slaughter-aged pigs
- López-Figueroa, Carlos, Domingo, Mariano, Martí, Bernat, Vidal, Enric, Segalés, Joaquim
- Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation 2020 v.32 no.1 pp. 159-161
- cats, dogs, epithelium, histopathology, humans, hyperplasia, meat inspection, slaughterhouses, subcutaneous fat, sweat glands, swine, Spain
- Apocrine cystomatosis is a rare condition characterized by clusters of cystically dilated sweat glands or other specialized apocrine glands. Cystic dilation of cutaneous sweat glands has been described in humans, dogs, and cats, but not in pigs, to our knowledge. We describe herein linear, brown, colloid-filled cavities < 1 cm diameter within the subcutaneous fat of the entire dorsal region of carcasses of three 6-mo-old pigs. These incidental findings were detected during meat inspection in 3 different slaughterhouses in Catalonia, Spain. Histopathology revealed multiple cystic cavities lined by flattened glandular epithelium, filled with proteinaceous material, and corresponding to cystic hyperplasia of sweat glands.