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Metastatic Malignant Melanoma in a Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)

H. A. C. Reid, A. J. Herron, M. E. Hines, II, C. Miller and N. H. Altman
Avian Diseases
Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct. - Dec., 1993), pp. 1158-1162
DOI: 10.2307/1591930
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1591930
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Abstract

A biopsy taken from a mass on the dorsal surface of the bill of an adult female mandarin duck (Aix galericulata) was diagnosed as a malignant melanoma by light microscopy. Two months later, the tumor had enlarged considerably; the duck developed severe dyspnea and was euthanatized. At necropsy, there were metastases to lymphoid tissues in the lower regions of the neck. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a malignant melanoma in a mandarin duck. /// La biopsia de una masa tumoral presente en la superficie dorsal del pico de una pata mandarín adulta (Aix galericulata) fue diagnosticada por medio del microscopio corriente como un melanoma maligno. Dos meses más tarde el tumor tuvo un incremento considerable de tamaño; la pata desarrolló una disnea severa y fue sacrificada. A la necropsia se encontró metástasis en el tejido linfoide de la región baja del cuello. En nuestro conocimiento, este es el primer reporte de un melanoma maligno en un pato mandarín.

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