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1 March 2017 Management of a Soft Tissue Sarcoma in a Bog Turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii)
La'Toya V. Latney, Kyla Beguesse, Alisa L. Newton, Bonnie L. Raphael
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A focal, necrotic soft tissue mass was diagnosed on the left forelimb of an adult, wild, intact female bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii). Excisional biopsy revealed a soft tissue sarcoma, and a full limb amputation was performed. Because mesenchymal tumors are rarely reported in chelonians, this case demonstrates that neoplasia should be considered as a differential for subcutaneous masses even in wild turtles. This is the first report of a soft tissue sarcoma in the genus Glyptemys. To the authors' knowledge, this is only the second case report of a soft tissue sarcoma reported in the Order Testudines.

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La'Toya V. Latney, Kyla Beguesse, Alisa L. Newton, and Bonnie L. Raphael "Management of a Soft Tissue Sarcoma in a Bog Turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii)," Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery 27(1-2), 12-17, (1 March 2017). https://doi.org/10.5818/1529-9651-27.1-2.12
Published: 1 March 2017
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bog turtle
Glyptemys muhlenbergii
sarcoma
surgery
Testudines
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