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Mineralized deposits in the uterus of a pig without pregnancy loss
Geon A Kim1, Jun-Xue Jin1, Anukul Taweechaipaisankul1, Sanghoon Lee1, Byung Il Yoon2, Jongki Cho3, Byeong Chun Lee1,*
1Department of Theriogenology and Biotechnology, Research Institute for Veterinary Science, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea
2Laboratory of Histology and Molecular Pathogenesis, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Korea
3Laboratory of Theriogenology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 34134, Korea
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Received: August 2, 2016; Revised: March 18, 2017; Accepted: May 5, 2017; Published online: July 10, 2017.
Abstract
We reported a case of uterine calcification in the uterus of a pig without pregnancy loss. The recipient underwent cloned embryo transfer and the Cesarean section for safe delivery of cloned piglets. During the Cesarean section, 4 white, starlike, 2 x 2 x 2 cm, calcified structures were found within the endometrial cavity. Despite dystrophic calcification around placenta, healthy cloned piglets were produced successfully. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of dystrophic calcification occurring within the uterus in a pregnant pig.
Keywords: dystrophic calcification, intrauterine mineralization, pig


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