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1 April 2001 Adenocarcinoma of the Small Intestine in a Ringed Seal from Hudson Bay
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Nineteen wild ringed seals (Phoca hispida) were killed in winter 1999 to assess the health status of seals harvested in eastern Hudson Bay (Quebec, Canada). One of these seals, an 11-yr-old male, had a poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma that severely constricted the lumen of the distal small intestine. The tumor was characterized by proliferation of polygonal epithelial cells that formed closely packed acini and cords. This appears to be the first reported case of adenocarcinoma of the small intestine in Pinnipedia.

Mikaelian, Leclair, and Inukpuk: Adenocarcinoma of the Small Intestine in a Ringed Seal from Hudson Bay
Igor Mikaelian, Daniel Leclair, and Joanassie Inukpuk "Adenocarcinoma of the Small Intestine in a Ringed Seal from Hudson Bay," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 37(2), (1 April 2001). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-37.2.379
Received: 19 July 1999; Published: 1 April 2001
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