1. bookVolume 70 (2020): Issue 2 (June 2020)
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Metastatic Cholangiocarcinoma in a Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps)

Published Online: 08 Jun 2020
Volume & Issue: Volume 70 (2020) - Issue 2 (June 2020)
Page range: 267 - 276
Received: 23 Sep 2019
Accepted: 18 Feb 2020
Journal Details
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1820-7448
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4 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

A 6.5-year-old female bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) was presented with a swollen right pelvic limb. A tissue core biopsy from the swollen area was performed and a presumptive histopathological diagnosis of adenocarcinoma was made. This diagnosis was confirmed after limb amputation. Two months after amputation a sudden deterioration in the overall health of the patient occurred. Ultrasound examination of the coelomic cavity revealed hypoechoic lesions in the liver. The patient was euthanized and submitted for necropsy which revealed a severely enlarged liver with multiple coalescing yellowish nodules. Cholangiocarcinoma of the liver with metastases to the spleen, left mesovarium and right pelvic limb was diagnosed after histopathological examination.

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