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1 March 2000 MALIGNANT MELANOMA IN A EURASIAN OTTER (LUTRA LUTRA)
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An 11-yr-old female Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) presented with multiple cutaneous nodules identified histologically as malignant melanomas of spindle cell and epithelioid cell type. Metastases were detected in lymph nodes and liver, and the tumor, which was derived from melanocytes, showed aggressive biological behavior. Only occasional reports exist of neoplastic disease in otters.

Heike Weber and Lars Mecklenburg "MALIGNANT MELANOMA IN A EURASIAN OTTER (LUTRA LUTRA)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 31(1), 87-90, (1 March 2000). https://doi.org/10.1638/1042-7260(2000)031[0087:MMIAEO]2.0.CO;2
Received: 1 June 1999; Published: 1 March 2000
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