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1 June 2005 GONGYLONEMA PULCHRUM INFECTION AND ESOPHAGEAL SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA IN A VARI (LEMUR MACACO VARIEGATA; KEHR 1792)
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This report describes the morphologic and histologic features of a case of esophageal Gongylonema pulchrum infection and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in a 17-yr–old, female vari (Lemur macaco variegates). The lemur had lived in a German zoo and had a clinical history of dyspnea, vomiting, and anorexia. At necropsy, a whitish, soft, nodular, centrally necrotic mass was found in the caudal third of the esophagus. In addition, numerous intraepithelial nematodes (G. pulchrum) were observed in the entire esophagus. Results suggest a relation between infection with G. pulchrum and development of an esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

T. Bleier, U. Hetzel, C. Bauer, O. Behlert, and E. Burkhardt "GONGYLONEMA PULCHRUM INFECTION AND ESOPHAGEAL SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA IN A VARI (LEMUR MACACO VARIEGATA; KEHR 1792)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 36(2), 342-345, (1 June 2005). https://doi.org/10.1638/04-011.1
Received: 21 January 2004; Published: 1 June 2005
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