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1 December 2010 Preventive Medicine Success: Thymoma Removal in an African Spot-Necked Otter (Lutra maculicollis)
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During a preventive medicine examination on a 13-yr-old intact female African spot-necked otter (Lutra maculicollis), radiographs were obtained and a cranial thoracic mass was noted. Cytology from an ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspirate was suggestive of a thymoma. Surgical removal was performed and this diagnosis was confirmed by histopathology. At a recheck examination 6 mo postsurgery, there was no evidence of recurrence. This case highlights the value of a comprehensive preventive medicine program that resulted in the early detection of a subclinical thymoma and its successful removal.

Geoffrey W. Pye, Amanda White, P. K. Robbins, Rachel E. Burns, and Bruce A. Rideout "Preventive Medicine Success: Thymoma Removal in an African Spot-Necked Otter (Lutra maculicollis)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 41(4), 732-734, (1 December 2010). https://doi.org/10.1638/2010-0068.1
Received: 13 April 2010; Published: 1 December 2010
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