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1 March 2011 Renal Adenocarcinoma in Cape Coral Snakes (Aspidelaps lubricus lubricus)
Michelle Keck, Dawn M. Zimmerman, Edward C. Ramsay, Michael Douglass, Drury R. Reavill
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Abstract

Renal adenocarcinoma was diagnosed in three Cape coral snakes (Aspidelaps lubricus lubricus) by histopathologic examination. A hereditary basis was suspected, because all affected snakes were genetically related. Presentations included caudal coelomic swelling as well as anorexia, regurgitation, and constipation. Moderate amounts of urate tophi throughout the kidneys were noted in all three animals. Nephrectomy appeared to prolong life if the disease was caught early and the remaining kidney was functional.

Michelle Keck, Dawn M. Zimmerman, Edward C. Ramsay, Michael Douglass, and Drury R. Reavill "Renal Adenocarcinoma in Cape Coral Snakes (Aspidelaps lubricus lubricus)," Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery 21(1), 5-9, (1 March 2011). https://doi.org/10.5818/1529-9651-21.1.5
Published: 1 March 2011
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