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1 June 2004 SPONTANEOUS PROLIFERATIVE LESIONS AND TUMORS OF THE UTERUS OF CAPTIVE AFRICAN HEDGEHOGS (ATELERIX ALBIVENTRIS)
Igor Mikaelian, Drury R. Reavill
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Fifteen captive female African hedgehogs (Atelerix albiventris), 3- to 5-yr-old, were diagnosed with proliferative uterine lesions (n = 28). Lesions were associated with vaginal bleeding in all cases, hematuria in 11 of 13 cases, and weight loss in 7 of 12 cases. Lesions were multiple in eight cases and single in seven cases. The lesions identified were 13 adenosarcomas, 7 endometrial stromal sarcomas, 6 endometrial polyps, 1 adenoleiomyosarcoma, and 1 adenoleiomyoma. In one animal with adenosarcoma, peritoneal seeding was detected at the time of hysterectomy. Mean survival time was 303 days (n = 10). Ovariohysterectomy allows prolonged survival of hedgehogs with uterine tumors.

Igor Mikaelian and Drury R. Reavill "SPONTANEOUS PROLIFERATIVE LESIONS AND TUMORS OF THE UTERUS OF CAPTIVE AFRICAN HEDGEHOGS (ATELERIX ALBIVENTRIS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 35(2), 216-220, (1 June 2004). https://doi.org/10.1638/01-077
Received: 18 September 2001; Published: 1 June 2004
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