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1 January 2004 Mediastinal Lymphoma in a Badger (Meles meles)
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A case of mediastinal lymphoma in a free-living, adult male European badger (Meles meles), from Trento Province (northern Italy) is described. A yellow-red mass delimited by a thick fibrous capsule completely occupied the anterior mediastinum. Based on the histologic and immunohistochemical findings, a diagnosis of mediastinal lymphocytic lymphoma was made. Documentation of neoplasms in free-living species is important for comparison with domestic animals and humans and may give insight into epidemiology of these diseases. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of a mediastinal lymphoma in a badger.

Mutinelli, Vascellari, and Melchiotti: Mediastinal Lymphoma in a Badger (Meles meles)
Franco Mutinelli, Marta Vascellari, and Erica Melchiotti "Mediastinal Lymphoma in a Badger (Meles meles)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 40(1), 129-132, (1 January 2004). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-40.1.129
Received: 30 December 2002; Published: 1 January 2004
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