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1 April 2000 Mammary Gland Tumors in Captive African Hedgehogs
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From December 1995 to July 1999, eight mammary gland tumors were diagnosed in eight adult captive female African hedgehogs (Atelerix albiventris). The tumors presented as single or multiple subcutaneous masses along the cranial or caudal abdomen that varied in size for each hedgehog. Histologically, seven of eight (88%) mammary gland tumors were malignant. Tumors were classified as solid (4 cases), tubular (2 cases), and papillary (2 cases). Seven tumors had infiltrated into the surrounding stroma and three tumors had histologic evidence of neoplastic vascular invasion. Three hedgehogs had concurrent neoplasms. These are believed to be the first reported cases of mammary gland tumors in African hedgehogs.

James T. Raymond and Michael Garner "Mammary Gland Tumors in Captive African Hedgehogs," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 36(2), 405-408, (1 April 2000). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-36.2.405
Received: 20 June 1999; Published: 1 April 2000
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