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Uterine adenocarcinoma with generalised metastasis in a bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus from northern Patagonia, Argentina
Sanchez, J.; Kuba, L.; Beron-Vera, B.; Dans, S.L.; Crespo, E.A.; Van Bressem, M.F.; Coscarella, M.A.; Garcia, N.A.; Alonso, M.K.; Pedraza, S.N.; Mariotti, P.A. (2002). Uterine adenocarcinoma with generalised metastasis in a bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus from northern Patagonia, Argentina. Dis. Aquat. Org. 48(2): 155-159. dx.doi.org/10.3354/dao048155
In: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. Inter Research: Oldendorf/Luhe. ISSN 0177-5103, more
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Keyword
    Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) [WoRMS]
Author keywords
    bottlenose dolphin; Tursiops truncates; uterine adenocarcinoma;

Authors  Top 
  • Sanchez, J.
  • Kuba, L.
  • Beron-Vera, B.
  • Dans, S.L.
  • Crespo, E.A.
  • Van Bressem, M.F.
  • Coscarella, M.A.
  • Garcia, N.A.
  • Alonso, M.K.
  • Pedraza, S.N.
  • Mariotti, P.A.

Abstract
    An endometrial adenocarcinoma with areas of squamous differentiation and generalised metastasis was observed in a bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus stranded in northern Patagonia in July 1997. This is the second report of a uterine adenocarcinoma in a free-living cetacean and the first in a Delphinidae. This neoplasm likely compromised reproduction for several years. In addition, the dolphin presented tattoo-like skin lesions and its digestive tract was infested by Anisakis simplex, Pseudoterranova sp., Braunina cordiform-is and Corynosoma australe.

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