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9 October 2019 Spindle Cell Tumor in a Brown Long-Eared Bat (Plecotus auritus)
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Most reports of neoplasia in bats are in captive Egyptian fruit bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus), a megachiropteran species. Only three reports of neoplasia in microchiropteran species have been reported. We report the detection of a tumor in a wild brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus), a microchiropteran species, in England. Histolopathology indicated the mass was a spindle cell tumor, likely of smooth muscle origin, which was confirmed by immunohistochemistry.

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Alex M. Barlow, Alex Schock, J. Paul Duff, Harriet W. Brooks Brownlie, George Bemment, and Richard M. Irvine "Spindle Cell Tumor in a Brown Long-Eared Bat (Plecotus auritus)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 55(4), 908-911, (9 October 2019). https://doi.org/10.7589/2018-10-257
Received: 15 October 2018; Accepted: 4 March 2019; Published: 9 October 2019
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