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Reifinger, M; Dinhopl, N; Gumpenberger, M; Konecny, M; Cigler, P
Granular Cell Tumour in a California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae).
J Comp Pathol. 2020; 175:24-28
Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:
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.