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1 October 2004 Malignant Melanoma in a Captive Red Deer (Cervus elaphus elaphus)
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We report a case of malignant melanoma in a captive red deer (Cervus elaphus elaphus). The primary lesion was on the plantar aspect of the right pastern and infiltrated the surrounding skin, but not underlying tendons or bone. Diffuse metastasis to the regional lymph nodes had occurred. Histologically, lesions were characterized by large numbers of variably pigmented epithelioid cells with a high degree of nuclear atypia and many mitotic figures. This is the first reported case of this neoplasm in red deer

Scandrett and Wobeser: Malignant Melanoma in a Captive Red Deer (Cervus elaphus elaphus)
Brad Scandrett and Gary Wobeser "Malignant Melanoma in a Captive Red Deer (Cervus elaphus elaphus)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 40(4), 808-810, (1 October 2004). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-40.4.808
Received: 6 February 2003; Published: 1 October 2004
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