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1 April 1998 Uterine Adenocarcinoma with Abdominal Carcinomatosis in a Beluga Whale
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A case of uterine adenocarcinoma is reported in a 26-yr-old, free-ranging beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) from the St. Lawrence estuary (Quebec, Canada). This neoplasm appeared as a segmental stenotic thickening of the left uterine horn composed of well differentiated, but disorganized and infiltrative, glandular structures surrounded by an extensive scirrhous stroma. Abdominal carcinomatosis was observed on the mesosalpinx and on the serosal aspect of the gastric compartments. This is the first report of a malignancy originating in the uterus of a cetacean.

Lair, De Guise, and Martineau: Uterine Adenocarcinoma with Abdominal Carcinomatosis in a Beluga Whale
S. Lair, S. De Guise, and D. Martineau "Uterine Adenocarcinoma with Abdominal Carcinomatosis in a Beluga Whale," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 34(2), (1 April 1998). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-34.2.373
Received: 9 July 1997; Published: 1 April 1998
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