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1 September 2004 TRANSITIONAL CELL CARCINOMAS IN FOUR FISHING CATS (PRIONAILURUS VIVERRINUS)
Meg Sutherland-Smith, Catherine Harvey, Mark Campbell, Denise McAloose, Bruce Rideout, Patrick Morris
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Abstract

Transitional cell carcinomas (TCC) of the urinary bladder were diagnosed in four related fishing cats (Prionailurus viverrinus). The major clinical sign in each case was persistent hematuria unresponsive to medical therapy. Cystotomy and biopsy provided an antemortem diagnosis in three of the fishing cats before euthanasia because of progression of clinical signs. The diagnosis was made in the fourth cat after euthanasia because of renal failure. Hematuria improved temporarily in one of the cats diagnosed antemortem and treated with piroxicam and carboplatin. Attempts to isolate a herpesvirus in two of the cats failed. Histopathologic appearance of the TCC was similar to that described for other species. TCC metastasis to the lungs was noted at necropsy in one cat; metastatic disease was not noted in the other fishing cats on gross or histopathologic examination. TCC of the urinary bladder appears to be more prevalent in fishing cats than in other species of domestic or nondomestic felids.

Meg Sutherland-Smith, Catherine Harvey, Mark Campbell, Denise McAloose, Bruce Rideout, and Patrick Morris "TRANSITIONAL CELL CARCINOMAS IN FOUR FISHING CATS (PRIONAILURUS VIVERRINUS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 35(3), 370-380, (1 September 2004). https://doi.org/10.1638/03-106
Received: 5 November 2003; Published: 1 September 2004
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