Southcentral Division 2021
Signalment:5-year-old MN German Shepherd
History:The dog had a history of non-pruritic alopecia along the left pelvic limb and around the prepuce, pronounced mammary glands with hyperpigmentation around the nipples, a persistently decreased lipase, and suspected exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). He was treated with Apoquel and cephalexin by the referring veterinarian with no improvement. The dog was cryptorchid as a puppy. When he was neutered, his cryptorchid testicle was unable to be retrieved. He reportedly had two abdominal surgeries to locate the cryptorchid testicle, but the owner was unsure if it was ever retrieved.
Gross Lesions:A 6.5x6x5 cm, firm, round, smooth testicle and epididymis with twisted spermatic cord and pampiniform plexus was submitted in formalin. The testicular parenchyma was completely expanded by an encapsulated, pale tan to red, soft, cystic mass. The pampiniform plexus was expanded (edema).