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1 April 1989 Cranial Osteochondroma in a White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus Virginianus)
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A large osteochondroma of the skull was diagnosed in a young adult free-ranging white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from Wyoming. The 4.8-kg neoplasm primarily involved the left frontal bone with extension into the cranial cavity. Microscopically, the neoplasm was composed of well differentiated trabecular bone and islands of cartilage. This neoplasm is rare in domestic species and has not been reported in cervids. Though benign in morphology, the location and size of the neoplasm was probably responsible for debilitation of the deer.

Williams, Thorne, and Yorgason: Cranial Osteochondroma in a White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus Virginianus)
E. S. Williams, E. T. Thorne, and I. J. Yorgason "Cranial Osteochondroma in a White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus Virginianus)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 25(2), (1 April 1989). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-25.2.258
Received: 6 January 1986; Published: 1 April 1989
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