Clitoral hypertrophy is a rare gynecological disease of dogs characterized by enlargement of the clitoris.
This condition, which is often accompanied by anestrus, may be associated with hormone-responsive dermatoses, hermaphroditism, transmissible venereal tumors, vaginal prolapse-hyperplasia syndrome, exogenous estrogen therapy, hyperestrogenism, and hyperadrenocorticism. It is not uncommon in female greyhounds as a result of chronic use of anabolic steroids.
Treatment of this condition includes removal of the androgen source and/or surgical removal of clitoral tissue when secondary infections predominate.
- University of Minnesota
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