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1 April 1992 Lymphangiomyomatosis in the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
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The first case of lymphangiomyomatosis in a marine mammal is reported from a stranded male Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). This progressive proliferative disease involved the lungs and the mediastinal and probably mesenteric lymph nodes. An extraordinarily low level of testosterone may have been pathologically significant since all reported cases of this disease in humans occur in females.

Rawson, Patton, and Brooks: Lymphangiomyomatosis in the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
Arnold J. Rawson, Geoffrey W. Patton, and John S.J. Brooks "Lymphangiomyomatosis in the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 28(2), 323-325, (1 April 1992). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-28.2.323
Received: 7 May 1991; Published: 1 April 1992
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