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1 April 2010 A Dermal Melanoma in a Young Common Seal (Phoca vitulina)
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A subcutaneous melanocytic tumor was diagnosed during the rehabilitation period of a stranded 7-mo-old common seal (Phoca vitulina) suffering from parasitic bronchopneumonia. The clinical signs of the seal as well as the histopathology of the tumor are described. This is the first time a melanocytic tumor has been diagnosed in a common seal. The mass was identified as a low-grade dermal melanoma.

Danny Morick, Silvia Jauernig, Trevor J. Whitbread, Nynke Osinga, and Erik Jan Tjalsma "A Dermal Melanoma in a Young Common Seal (Phoca vitulina)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 46(2), 556-559, (1 April 2010). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-46.2.556
Received: 8 December 2008; Published: 1 April 2010
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