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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Case Report

Year: 2020

Authors: Reifinger, M; Dinhopl, N; Gumpenberger, M; Konecny, M; Cigler, P

Title: Granular Cell Tumour in a California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae).

Source: J Comp Pathol. 2020; 175:24-28

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Dinhopl Nora
Gumpenberger Michaela
Konecny Martina
Reifinger Martin

Vetmed Research Units
University Clinic for Small Animals, Clinical Unit of Diagnostic Imaging
University Clinic for Small Animals, Clinical Unit of Internal Medicine Small Animals
Institute of Pathology

A 21-year-old female California kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) was presented to the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria, with a space-occupying mass in the caudal abdomen. Following clinical, radiological and sonographical evaluation the mass was removed surgically. Histopathology and transmission electron microscopy confirmed the diagnosis of a granular cell tumour, but immunohistochemical labelling for a range of markers was negative. This lesion is rare in mammals and birds, but has not been reported previously in a reptile.Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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